Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2019)
Assessment of complications observed in thyroidectomy patients in Bihar population
Author(s): Dr. Sahaja Nand Prasad Singh, Dr. Vandana Sharma, Dr. Pranay Kumar
Abstract: Thyroidectomy is a very common surgical procedure worldwide and is performed by surgeons with varied training. The outcome and complication rates are largely dependent on surgeon's skill and experience, the extent of surgery, indication of surgery and number of thyroid surgeries performed at that particular centre. The objective of this study is to determine the frequency of post-operative complications after thyroid surgery. The study was planned in the Department of Surgery in the V.I.M.S, Pawapuri, Bihar from Aug 2018 to Dec 2018. Total 35 patients identified with the thyroid disorder were enrolled in the present study. The patients having swelling of the neck due to other reasons were excluded from the present study. Thyroid diseases requiring surgery are common in young females. Females predominate in both Non-neoplastic and Neoplastic Thyroid diseases. The Incidence of malignant Thyroid disease is more in males compared to females. The commonest post thyroidectomy complication was hypocalcaemia. Male gender, old age and extensive thyroid surgery for malignant thyroid disease and huge goitre were associated with increased complication rate.