COMPLICATIONS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF THYROID SURGERY

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Ajmal Hussain
Tahir Muhammad
Sunia Arif
Israr ud Din
Ghulam Muhammad

Abstract

Objective: To find out the incidence of complications in Thyroid surgery in a tertiary care Hospital.
Material and Methods: It was a retrospective study done in the Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan. The study was conducted from January 2006 to December, 2015.
Results: Post operative complications were studied in 230 patients undergone thyroid surgery. Female to male ratio was 6.6:1. Mean age was 42 years, Unilateral Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (RLN) damage 6 (2.6%), Bilateral Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (RLN) damage 02 (0.86%), Haematoma 02 (0.86%) and Tracheostomy needed 02 (0.86%).
Conclusion: Recurrent laryngeal Nerve damage and haematoma formation are common complications in thyroid surgery

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