Table 3: Outcome analysis.

Items Study group (n=58)Control group (n=52)p value

Mean PADS9.799.710.325
Complications
(i) Hemorrhage1 (1.72%)1 (1.92%)
(ii) Hoarseness of voice
 (a) Transient1 (1.72%)2 (3.85%)
 (b) Permanent000.513
(iii) Seroma/ wound infection6 (10.34%)4 (7.69%)
(iv) Others2 (3.45%)0
Total duration of hospital stay (in hours)25.05±9.5106.44±39.74<0.001
Cost of treatment (INR)10409±135514041±4220<0.001
Satisfaction level based on duration of hospital stay
(i) Appropriate47 (81.03%)42 (80.77%)0.972
(ii) Should have remained longer11 (18.97%)10 (19.23%)
Final Histopathology
(i) Benign52 (89.65%)45 (86.54%)0.613
(ii) Malignant6 (10.35%)7 (13.46%)