Nonneural Complications of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

William B. Inabnet, David Scott-Coombes, Erivelto Volpi

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In this chapter the authors review all thyroid and parathyroid surgery complications not related to laryngeal nerve lesions. Not only by the means of a systematic review of current literature but also by applying their own expertise in the subject, the authors discuss more common examples, such as hypertrophic scars and hypothyroidism, as well as more complex conditions like hematoma and hemorrhage, hypoparathyroidism, lymphatic fistulae, and even mortality rates. Therefore the following pages present an objective analysis of how to prevent and carry out diagnosis and treatment of those complications, hopefully becoming an essential read for all practitioners of these procedures who are interested in minimizing the risk of sequelae in their patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780323661270
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

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  • Complication
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sequelae
  • Thyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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