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Table 2 Total thyroidectomy: complications

From: Total thyroidectomy without prophylactic central neck dissection in clinically node-negative papillary thyroid cancer: is it an adequate treatment?

  Total Group A Group B P
Temporary hypoparathyroidism 80 (28.07%) 55 (25%) 25 (38.46%) 0.049
Permanent hypoparathyroidism 17 (5.96%) 10 (4.54%) 7 (10.76%) 0.117
Temporary unilateral vocal cord palsy 5 (1.75%) 3 (1.36%) 2 (3.07%) 0.698
Permanent unilateral vocal cord palsy 0 0 0 -
Bilateral vocal cord palsy 0 0 0 -
Neck hematoma 3 (1.05%) 2 (0.9%) 1 (1.53%) 0.798