Table 2

Early and permanent complications

Study

ASA score >III

Early postoperative complications

Permanent complications


Hypoparathyroidism

Paralysis of RLN


Passler[1]

Not reported

25.5%

(21.8%) [p NS]

2.3%

(vs 2.0%)

1.05%

(vs 0.26%)


Rios[3]

18%

37%

(vs 21%)

0%

(vs 1.6%)

2.5%

(vs 2.4%)


Mekel[4]

45.2%

Not reported*

Not reported*

Not reported*


Seybt[5]

Not reported

15.4%

(vs 15.0%)

0%

(vs 0%)

0%

(vs 0%)


Raffaelli[10]

16.6%

34.7%

1.6%

0.2%


RLN – recurrent laryngeal nerve

* the study reports thyroid specific complications including 1% readmission for hypocalcemia and 1% vocal cord dysfunction in the octogenarians and 2% vocal cord dysfunction and 0.4% hematomas in the control group.

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

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