International Journal of Endocrinology / 2015 / Article / Tab 4

Clinical Study

Long-Term Effect of Surgery in Graves’ Disease: 20 Years Experience in a Single Institution

Table 4

Comparison of surgical complication rates between subtotal thyroidectomy and total thyroidectomy in Graves’ disease.

ComplicationsSubtotal thyroidectomy Total thyroidectomy
( = 254)( = 96)

Complications (total)0.089
 No222 87.4%90 93.8%
 Yes32 12.6%6 6.3%
Types of complication
 Postoperative bleeding requiring surgical exploration6 2.4%2 2.1%
 Transient hypoparathyroidism24 9.4%4 4.2%
 Permanent hypoparathyroidism1 0.4%0
 Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury0 0
 Wound seroma1 0.4%0

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