Home Archive Vol.40, No.1, 2014 Total thyroidectomy without the use of drainage - case series of 66 patients

Total thyroidectomy without the use of drainage - case series of 66 patients

K. SAPALIDIS(1), T. Strati(1), I. Anastasidis(1), N. PANTELI(1), L LIAVAS(1), I. KESISOGLOU(1), I. Kanellos(1)

(1)3rd Department of Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

    Abstract: Aim: The aim of this series is to study the need of drainage use after total thyreoidectomy. Material and Methods: Retrospective study of a series of patients who underwent total thyroidectomy from 2005 up to 2013. The presence or not of hematomas, seromas and hemorrhage were recorded. Results: Out of the 66 patients included in this series, only one case of post-operative hematoma was recorded. Neither a hemorrhage nor a seroma were identified despite the volume, the underlying pathology and the co-morbidity of the patients involved. Conclusion: In our experience a thyroidectomy with adequate hemostasis does not require the use of drains.
    Keywords: Total thyroidectomy, hematoma, drainage, complications

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.40.01.11


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