Early and late complications after thyroid operations.


The cases of 387 patients who had 407 operations for thyroid disease between 1958 and 1982 at a university-affiliated city-county hospital were evaluated to assess the morbidity and mortality associated with thyroid operation. A mortality of 0.7% was found, owing to coexisting systemic disease, advanced patient age, and delayed treatment. Recurrent… (More)


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