Sci Rep 2021 Jun 4;11(1):11876. Epub 2021 Jun 4.
Department of General Surgery, Yıldırım Beyazıt University School of Medicine, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey.
We aimed to investigate the prevalence of postoperative hypoparathyroidism (PoH), the relevant factors, and predictors of transient or permanent hypoparathyroidism. The files of 352 patients who underwent bilateral total thyroidectomy alone or with central lymph node dissection and/or lateral neck dissection between June 1, 2019, and November 30, 2019, were retrospectively evaluated. Also, calcium and parathyroid hormone levels measured preoperatively and 4-6 h after surgery, follow-up examination results, and time to resolution of transient PoH were recorded. Read More