Total Thyroidectomy is Associated with Increased Prevalence of Permanent Hypoparathyroidism

  title={Total Thyroidectomy is Associated with Increased Prevalence of Permanent Hypoparathyroidism},
  author={Ireneusz Nawrot and Aneta Pragacz and Krzysztof Pragacz and Wiesław Grzesiuk and Marcin Barczynski},
  booktitle={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
BACKGROUND Thyroid disorders are very common in adults. Despite advances in conservative management, surgery remains a treatment modality of choice in many cases. The mortality and morbidity of thyroidectomy are low, but long-term postoperative hypoparathyroidism (HPT) remains a prominent complication of the procedure. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of permanent HPT and identify the risk factors for this complication in a cohort of post-thyroidectomy patients followed at a… CONTINUE READING


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