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Table 2 Surgery-related morbidity

From: Impact of surgical resection extension on outcome for primary well-differentiated thyroid cancer—a retrospective analysis

Parameter Total One-stage surgery Two-stage surgery p value
  Thyroidectomy with no LND Thyroidectomy with LND Completion surgery  
n (%) n = 87 n = 30 (34.5%) n = 26 (29.9%) n = 31 (35.6%)  
Bleeding requiring surgery 2 (2%) 1 (3%) 0 1 (3%) 1.000
Transient postoperative hypocalcemiaa 48 (55%) 10 (33%) 18 (69%) 20 (65%) 0.013
Persistent hypocalcemia (> 6 months)b 8 (9%) 3 (10%) 3 (12%) 2 (7%) 0.416
Surgery-related transient RLNP 6/84 (7%) 1 (3%) 0 5 (16%) 0.058
Surgery-related permanent RLNP 2/84 (2%) 0 0 2 (7%)c 0.329
  1. RLNP recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy
  2. aBiochemical hypocalcemia measured within the first 48 h
  3. bBiochemical hypocalcemia and/or substitution of calcium and/or vitamin D
  4. cOne patient suffering from persistent hypocalcemia and surgery-related permanent RLNP