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Table 2 Prevalence of complications and their relationship with VMSASMD

From: Video mediastinoscopy-assisted superior mediastinal dissection in the treatment of thyroid carcinoma with mediastinal lymphadenopathy: preliminary results

Complications No. (%) VMSASMD-related
RLN palsy
 Transient 3a (15.8) 3
 Permanent 2b (10.5) 0
Hypocalcemia
 Transient 4 (21.1) 0
 Permanent 1c (5.3) 0
 Chyle fistula 1 (5.3) 0
 Infection 1 (5.3) 0
  1. VMSASMD video mediastinoscopy assisted superior mediastinal dissection
  2. aOne patient had bilateral RLN palsy
  3. bRLN resection due to tumor invasion
  4. cOne permanent hypoparathyroidism before operation