Acta Clin Croat 2020 Jun;59(Suppl 1):38-49
1Clinical Department for ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Zagreb University Hospital Centre, 2Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia, 3School of Medicine, Zagreb University, Croatia, 4Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Zagreb, Croatia.
This study aims to provide insight into the etiology and frequency of swallowing complications that arise after thyroidectomy and to outline the available diagnostic procedures by revising the existing literature on this topic. We conducted a bibliographic search using the electronic database MEDLINE/PubMed to identify all relevant articles and 44 studies were included in the review out of a total of 218 published articles. Dysphagia after thyroid surgery is a common postoperative complication which, in the short- or long-term, significantly affects patient life quality. Read More