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Table 2 Complications of the various thyroid operations

From: Total thyroidectomy as primary surgical management for thyroid disease: surgical therapy experience from 5559 thyroidectomies in a less-developed region

  First-time surgery (n = 5370) Revision surgery (n = 189)
Complication TT (4632) HT (413) TT + CND (217) TT + MND (108) Total CT after ST (138) LT after HT (51) Total
RLN injury no. (%)         
 Temporary 29 (0.63) 4 (0.10) 8 (3.69) 4 (3.70) 45 (0.84) 19 (13.77) 2 (3.92) 21 (11.11)
 Permanent 15 (0.32) 0 (0) 2 (0.92) 1 (0.93) 18 (0.34) 11 (7.97) 0 (0) 11 (5.82)
 Total 44 4 10 5 63 30 2 32
Hypoparathyroidism no. (%)         
 Temporary 152 (3.28) 9 (2.18) 19 (8.76) 10 (9.26) 190 (3.53) 25 (18.12) 1 (1.96) 26 (13.76)
 Permanent 1 (0.02) 0 (0) 0 1 (0.02) 1 (0.02) 3 (2.17) 0 (0) 3 (1.59)
 Total 153 9 19 191 191 28 1 29
  1. TT total thyroidectomy, HT hemithyroidectomy, CND central neck dissection, MND modified neck dissection, CT completion thyroidectomy, LT lobectomy, ST subtotal thyroidectomy, RLN recurrent laryngeal nerve