International Journal of Endocrinology / 2017 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Pretreatment BMI Is Associated with Aggressive Clinicopathological Features of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Multicenter Study

Table 4

Postoperative complications and persistent disease in patients with PTC.

BMI at diagnosis (kg/m2) value
BMI < 18.5
18.5 ≤ BMI < 23
23 ≤ BMI < 27.5
BMI ≥ 27.5

Postoperative complications4 (5.13%)49 (5.93%)27 (6.52%)29 (9.54%)0.43
Hypocalcaemia3 (3.85%)41 (4.96%)26 (6.28%)27 (8.89%)0.42
 Transient3392626
 Permanent0201
RLN injury2 (2.56%)18 (2.2%)11 (2.66%)8 (2.63%)0.89
 Transient217118
 Permanent0100
Abscess12020.19
Postoperative bleeding01010.10
Overall postoperative permanent complications03010.42
Persistent disease3 (3.85%)18 (2.18%)11 (2.66%)8 (2.63%)0.37

Some patients may have more than 1 complication.

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