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Assessment of the morbidity and complications of total thyroidectomy.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery
Publication Date
Volume
128
Issue
4
Pages
389–392
Identifiers
PMID: 11926912
Source
Medline

Abstract

Postoperative hypocalcemia is the most common immediate surgical complication of total thyroidectomy. Other complications, including recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis, can be expected at rates approximating 1%.

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