Total compared with subtotal thyroidectomy in benign nodular disease: personal series and review of published reports.

@article{Pappalardo1998TotalCW,
  title={Total compared with subtotal thyroidectomy in benign nodular disease: personal series and review of published reports.},
  author={Giuseppe Pappalardo and A Guadalaxara and Fabrizio Maria Frattaroli and Giovanni Illomei and Paolo Falaschi},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  year={1998},
  volume={164 7},
  pages={501-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome after total and subtotal thyroidectomy for the treatment of single and multinodular goitres in two comparable groups of patients. DESIGN Prospective randomised study. SETTING University hospital, Italy. SUBJECTS 141 Patients operated on for benign goitre from 1975-85. INTERVENTIONS 69 Patients were randomised to have total thyroidectomy and 72 subtotal thyroidectomy by standard techniques. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Temporary or permanent palsy of the… CONTINUE READING

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