Early Detection of Hypocalcemia After Total/Completion Thyroidectomy: Routinely Usable Algorithm Based on Serum Calcium Level

@article{Lazard2012EarlyDO,
  title={Early Detection of Hypocalcemia After Total/Completion Thyroidectomy: Routinely Usable Algorithm Based on Serum Calcium Level},
  author={Diane Lazard and Ga{\"e}lle Godiris-Petit and Isabelle Wagner and Emile Sarfati and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Chabolle},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={2590-2597}
}
The purpose of this prospective bicentric study was to investigate the course of serum calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (Phph) after total/completion thyroidectomy to establish a reliable and cost-effective strategic algorithm to detect patients at risk for postoperative hypocalcemia. This observational study included 136 patients. Serum Ca and Phph levels were… CONTINUE READING