Gland Surg 2021 Feb;10(2):729-738
Department of Urology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China.
Background: Total thyroidectomy (TT), near-total thyroidectomy (NT), and subtotal thyroidectomy (ST) are three surgical procedures for Graves' disease (GD) patients, but most previous studies have only evaluated the complications of TT versus ST or TT/NT versus ST; there is not a meta-analysis of NT versus TT, so whether NT is superior to TT for GD patients still unclear.
Methods: We comprehensively searched PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library, without restriction to region, publication type, or language, on 10 June, 2020. We conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis of all included studies assessing the two surgical procedures. Read More