Journal of Head & Neck Physicians and Surgeons

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27--30

Practical tips to reduce complication rate in thyroidectomy


Claudio Cernea, Lenine G Brandão, Flávio C Hojaij, Dorival De Carlucci, Felipe Vanderlei, Renato Gotoda, Ana K Leite, Marco A V Kulcsar, Leandro L Matos, Rogério A Dedivitis, Vergilius J F Araújo-Filho, Marcos R Tavares 
 Department of Head and Neck, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Claudio Cernea
Alameda Franca, 267, Cjto. 21, CEP 01422-000, Sao Paulo
Brazil

Introduction: Thyroid cancer is the most frequent endocrine neoplasm, and its incidence has been consistently rising during the last decades. Surgical treatment is the choice, but the complications can be truly devastating. Methods: The objective of this article is to present some practical tips to reduce the complication rate in thyroid surgery. Results: The more frequent complications during a thyroidectomy are mentioned, as well as practical tips to try to prevent them: acute airway compression, nerve injuries (both inferior laryngeal and external branch of the superior laryngeal nerves), and hypoparathyroidism. Conclusion: The prevention of complications during a thyroidectomy is imperative. The only way that the surgeon can assure the safety is to strictly adhere to technical principles, with diligent hemostasis, thorough anatomical knowledge, and gentle handling of the anatomic structures adjacent to the thyroid gland.


How to cite this article:
Cernea C, Brandão LG, Hojaij FC, De Carlucci D, Vanderlei F, Gotoda R, Leite AK, Kulcsar MA, Matos LL, Dedivitis RA, Araújo-Filho VJ, Tavares MR. Practical tips to reduce complication rate in thyroidectomy.J Head Neck Physicians Surg 2017;5:27-30


How to cite this URL:
Cernea C, Brandão LG, Hojaij FC, De Carlucci D, Vanderlei F, Gotoda R, Leite AK, Kulcsar MA, Matos LL, Dedivitis RA, Araújo-Filho VJ, Tavares MR. Practical tips to reduce complication rate in thyroidectomy. J Head Neck Physicians Surg [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jun 19 ];5:27-30
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