Open Access Research Article Article ID: OJTR-2-109

    Experience of thyroid surgery at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan

    Sehrish Altaf, Zahid Mehmood*, Muhammad Naseem Baloch and Arsalna Javed

    Background: Thyroid disorders are common surgical pathology in our part of world. Most commonly encountered complication after thyroid surgery are hypocalcaemia, hoarseness of voice, wound infection, seroma formation and thoracic duct injuries secondary to modifi ed neck dissections. The aim of this study is to share the experience of thyroid surgery at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan with rest of the world.

    Methodology: The cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in Endocrine unit of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan from April 2009 till April 2019. About 2094 cases operated which includes multinodular goiter, malignant goiter, solitary thyroid nodules, recurrent goiter and goiter with retrosternal extension. Patients managed medically or not fi t for surgery or refused to surgery are not included in this study. Descriptive statistics were used to present the data.


    Published on: Sep 4, 2019 Pages: 9-14

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ojtr.000009
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