Evaluation and treatment of complications of thyroid and parathyroid surgery

J. L. Netterville, A. Aly, R. H. Ossoff

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Abstract

The major complications of thyroid and parathyroid surgery include hemorrhage, respiratory obstruction, hyperthyroid storm, hypoparathyroidism, and laryngeal nerve injury. In this article, the incidence, diagnosis, and treatment of various complications are reviewed, with emphasis on hypoparathyroidism and vocal cord paralysis, either bilateral or unilateral. Thyroplastic phonosurgery and carbon dioxide laser arytenoidectomy, two recent surgical additions to the rehabilitation of vocal cord paralysis, are described in depth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-552
Number of pages24
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume23
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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