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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4816
ORTEGA R, Pablo; URRA B, Alexis y COMPAN J, Álvaro. Clinical experience in total thyroidectomy. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2011, vol.71, n.1, pp.53-56. ISSN 0718-4816. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162011000100008.
Introduction: Total thyroidectomy is one of the most frequent surgeries in head and neck. Experience in ENT services is scarce in Chile. Aim: To analyze clinical experience in total thyroidectomy in the ENT service of Guillermo Grant Benavente Hospital. Material and method: Prospective descriptive study. Evaluation of clinical aspects, surgical technique and percentage of complications of patients submitted to total thyroidectomy during the year 2009. Results: There were done 34 total thyroidectomies. The most frequent indication was multinodular goiter. The most frequent diagnoses were follicular hyperplasia (44%%) and papillary carcinoma (32%%). Transitory injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve was present in 8,80%. Permanent injuries did not happen. Transitory hypocalcemia was present in 29%% and permanent in only one patient (2,9%%). Conclusions: Our experience presents results in relation to indications, diagnosis and complications, in accordance with the standards of the world literature.
Palabras clave : hyroidectomy; Total; Complications.