Surgical treatment for multinodular goitres in geriatric patients

@article{Ros2004SurgicalTF,
  title={Surgical treatment for multinodular goitres in geriatric patients},
  author={Antonio Belmonte R{\'i}os and Jose Manuel Rodriguez and Pedro Jos{\'e} Galindo and Manuel Canteras and Pascual Parrilla},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={390},
  pages={236-242}
}
Although age is not a contraindication for thyroid surgery, few elderly patients undergo surgery due to the greater risk of morbidity. The aims of this study are to determine in patients aged >65 years: (1) whether the indications for surgery on multinodular goitre (MG) differ with respect to younger patients; (2) the surgical results; and (3) whether the postsurgery morbidity and mortality rates are higher. Eighty-one patients aged over 65 years who were receiving surgery for MG were analysed… CONTINUE READING
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