Table 1

Type of studies on thyroidectomy in elderly patients

Study

Type of study

Age cut-off

Number of elderly patient

Median age

Post operative malignancy

Total/subtotal thyroidectomy


Passler[1]

Case-control retrospective

75

55/738

79.9

36.4%

(vs 26.2%) [p NS]

90.9%


Rios[3]

Case-control retrospective

65

81/510

72

Not reported

79%


Mekel[4]

Case-control retrospective

80

90/242

83.2

20%

(vs 27%) [p NS]

60%


Seybt[5]

Prospective non randomized

65

44/86

71.3

27.3%

(vs 18.6%)

100%


Raffaelli[10]

Retrospective

70

320

73.3

26.6%

88.4%


Gervasi et al. BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S16   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-S1-S16

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