Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Apr 2;143:110639. Epub 2021 Feb 2.
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Orange, CA, 92868, United States; CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Orange, CA, 92868, United States. Electronic address:
Objectives: Previous studies on pediatric thyroid surgical complications suggest that high-volume centers achieve improved outcomes. We hypothesize that initial outcomes from a nascent pediatric surgical practice may be comparable to higher volume centers. Furthermore, we determine whether a low-volume center can safely transition to an intermediate or high-volume center. Read More