International Journal of Endocrinology / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Total Endoscopic Thyroidectomy with Intraoperative Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring

Table 1

Demographic parameters and surgical data.

Control groupLNM groupP

Demographic parameters
 Age (years)30.33 ± 6.6528.90 ± 6.530.21
 Male (%)7 (4.5%)4 (3.2%)0.76
 Female (%)149 (95.5%)120 (96.8%)
USG findings
 Volume of treated thyroid (mL)14.05 ± 8.57 (2.91–28.06)13.31 ± 9.02 (2.53–29.01)0.48
 Dominant nodule diameter (cm)1.81 ± 0.84 (0.4–3.5)1.69 ± 0.87 (0.3–3.8)0.23
Techniques employed
 Hemithyroidectomy (%)127 (81.4%)92 (74.2%)0.15
 Total thyroidectomy (%)29 (18.6%)32 (25.8%)
Duration of surgery (min)39.87 ± 5.3940.77 ± 4.420.13
Postoperative follow-up by fibrolaryngoscope
 Transient RLN injury142<0.01
 Normal vocal cords condition171154

USG: ultrasonography; RLN: recurrent laryngeal nerve; LNM: laryngeal nerve monitoring.
Fisher’s exact test.
The number of nerves at risk, not the number of patients, was counted.

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