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Revista Científica Ciencia Médica

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GRAGEDA SOTO, Tito et al. Surgical thyroid pathology, 20 years of experience in the Hospital Elizabeth Seton. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2015, vol.18, n.1, pp.31-35. ISSN 2077-3323.

The objective was to describe the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and postoperative thyroid disease surgery, the epidemiology characteristics used in our environment, and contrast according to the medical literature. It is an observational, retrospective and cross-sectional study in 166 patients who were operated in the surgery service from the Elizabeth Seton Hospital since 1 994 to 2 014. It was reviewed the clinical records of patients with tests complete of laryngoscopy, citillograma, ultrasound, needle aspiration, surgical and postoperative follow-up protocol; all patients were included because they had the necessary tests. The results found that 88% were female, the presence of multinodular goiter showed 51 %, nodular goiter in 34% of cases, malignancy in 6.02%. The surgical procedures performed were 31.8% partial thyroidectomy, lobectomy and isthmectomy 54%, and total thyroidectomy 13%. Complications were transient dysphonia in 3% followed by transient hypoparathyroidism in 2.5% and definitive in 1.2% final. No significant bruising or bleeding were reported and only one case of infection of the surgical wound was presented. It is concluded that in the 20 years of study thyroid disease treated at the institution can be compared with data from other studies. The most common causes are the most common causes are multinodular goitre, operation is performed according to established standards, the percentage and type of cancer is expected. The complications are in relation to other studies.

Keywords : Thyroid Neoplasms; Thyroid Diseases; Thyroid Gland; Thyroidectomy.

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