Morbidity of thyroid surgery.

  title={Morbidity of thyroid surgery.},
  author={Roberto Bergamaschi and Guillaume B{\'e}couarn and Jean Ronceray and Jean Pierre Arnaud},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={176 1},
BACKGROUND Morbidity is today's concern in thyroid surgery. The purpose of this paper was to quantify risk factors' contribution to morbidity rates. METHODS During 50 months, 1,163 patients undergoing 1,192 thyroidectomies at one hospital were reviewed at follow-up of 8 to 58 months. RESULTS There was 1 death (0.08%). Wound morbidity included 19 hematomas (1.6%), 3 chyle leaks (0.2%), and 6 abscesses (0.5%). Mean hospital stay was 4.3 days after surgery without drain and 5.3 days with drain… CONTINUE READING
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