Table 4: Trainee versus consultant performed short stay thyroidectomy.

ItemsTrainee performed (n=39)Consultant performed (n=19)p value

Median thyroid volume (in ml)25.66 ± 18.4820.05 ± 15.790.263
Procedure time (in minutes)124.89 ± 24.64108.77 ± 30.790.051
PADS9.79 ± 0.4099.79 ± 0.4190.963
Complications
  (i) Hemorrhage1 (2.56%)00.686
  (ii) Hoarseness of voice
   (a) Transient01 (5.26%)
   (b) Permanent00
  (iii) Seroma / wound infection3 (7.69%)3 (15.79%)
  (iv) Others2 (5.13%)0
Final Histopathology
  (i) Benign35 (89.74%)17 (89.47%)0.975
  (ii) Malignant4 (10.26%)2 (10.53%)