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Data on 60 patients who underwent thyroid surgery were retrospectively reviewed. The clinicopathological data were compared with the occurrence of the complications of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy, hypocalcaemia and laryngeal oedema. Age, pressure symptoms and types of pathology were not associated with complications. Large glands and radiological evidence of a compressed trachea were statistically significant risk factors for postoperative complications.


Journal article


S Afr J Surg

Publication Date





111 - 112


Adult, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Postoperative Complications, Risk Factors, Thyroid Gland