Complications in Thyroid Surgery and How to Avoid Them

  • M. A. Alzahrani
  • Gregory W. Randolph


Although the current incidence of complications of thyroid surgery in good hands is acceptably low, the impact of complications can be significant


Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Thyroid Surgery Thyroid Cartilage Superior Laryngeal Nerve Superior Pole 
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Further Reading

  1. Evans SR. Surgical Pitfalls, prevention and management. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2009.Google Scholar
  2. Gopalakrishna Iyer N, Shaha AR. Complications of thyroid surgery: prevention and management. Minerva Chir. 2010;65(1):71–82.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Kennedy SA, et al. Meta-analysis: prophylactic drainage and bleeding complications in thyroid surgery. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;37(6):768–73.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Randolph GW. Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2012.Google Scholar
  5. Randolph GW, et al. Electrophysiologic recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during thyroid and parathyroid surgery: international standards guideline statement. Laryngoscope. 2011;121 Suppl 1:S1–16.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryMassachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryBostonUSA

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