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Table 3 Peri- and postoperative parameters and surgical outcomes

From: May predictors of difficulty in thyroid surgery increase the incidence of complications? Prospective study with the proposal of a preoperative score

Histology Number Percentage (%)
 ▪ Hyperplasia 60 36.6
 ▪ Thyroiditis 3 1.8
 ▪ Multinodular goiter 8 4.9
 ▪ Follicular adenoma 15 9.1
 ▪ FT-UMPa 1 0.6
 ▪ Malignancy: 77 46.9
Papillary ca n.o.s. 31 40.2
Papillary ca follicular variant 38 49.3
Papillary ca oncocitary variant 2 2.6
Papillary ca sclerosing variant 2 2.6
Follicular ca 2 2.6
Medullary ca 2 2.6
Duration of the operation (min)
 ▪ Average 104.4  
 ▪ Median 95  
 ▪ Range 50–250  
Length of hospitalization (d)
 ▪ Average 2.46  
 ▪ 2 days 108 65.9
 ▪ >  2 days 56 34.1
Complications
 ▪ Hemorrhage 3 1.8
 ▪ Hypoparathyroidism (transient) 28 17.1
 ▪ Hypoparathyroidism (permanent) 0 /
 ▪ Recurrent laryngeal nerve lesion (transient) 1 0.6
 ▪ Recurrent laryngeal nerve lesion (permanent) 0 /
  1. a FT-UMP follicular tumor of uncertain malignant potential
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