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Table 2 Surgical outcomes and complications

From: Can thyroidectomy be considered safe in obese patients? A retrospective cohort study

  Total
(n = 813)
Group A
(n = 678)
Group B
(n = 135)
P value
Operative time (minutes, mean ± SD) 87.66 ± 19.60 86.63 ± 19.20 92.81 ± 20.81 0.001
Postoperative stay (days, mean ± SD) 2.98 ± 1.53 2.94 ± 1.59 3.16 ± 1.19 0.123
Transient hypoparathyroidism 172 (21.16%) 147 (21.68%) 25 (18.52%) 0.411
Permanent hypoparathyroidism 48 (5.90%) 37 (5.46%) 11 (8.15%) 0.226
Cervical haematoma 9 (1.11%) 9 (1.33%) 0 0.369
Unilateral recurrent nerve injury 22 (2.71%) 19 (2.80%) 3 (2.22%) 1.000
Bilateral recurrent nerve injury 3 (0.37%) 3 (0.44%) 0 1.000
Wound infection 2 (0.25%) 2 (0.29%) 0 1.000
  1. Statistically significant values are shown in bold
  2. SD standard deviation