Female Gender as a Risk Factor for Transient Post-Thyroidectomy Hypocalcemia

@article{Sands2011FemaleGA,
  title={Female Gender as a Risk Factor for Transient Post-Thyroidectomy Hypocalcemia},
  author={Noah Benjamin Sands and Richard J. Payne and Val{\'e}rie C{\^o}t{\'e} and Michael Peter Hier and Martin J. Black and Michael Tamilia},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={145},
  pages={561 - 564}
}
Objectives. Transient post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia is a common complication following thyroid surgery. Studies have identified risk factors and possible ways to help predict post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia with the intent of ultimately limiting its incidence. This study evaluates the role of patient gender as a potential risk factor. Study Design. A retrospective case series with chart review of 270 consecutive total thyroidectomy patients was conducted. Setting. Jewish General Hospital, a… CONTINUE READING

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