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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

Print version ISSN 0034-7493On-line version ISSN 1561-2945


ARTILES IVONNET, Joel; FUENTES VALDES, Edelberto; MARTIN GONZALEZ, Miguel  and  INFANTE AMOR, Adalberto. Preliminary report on ambulatory thyroid surgery. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2009, vol.48, n.4. ISSN 0034-7493.

INTRODUCTION: Ambulatory surgery of thyroid gland is performed from several years and in addition to the incorporation of the advantages typical of regime, no alteration was registered in complication rates. The aim of present study was to describe the preliminary results achieved in 19 ambulatory patients operated on due to thyroid nodular disease. METHODS: Between October, 2007 and October, 2008, 19 patients underwent 20 surgical interventions to resect of thyroid gland. Age varied from 18 to 77 years and all of them underwent Hemithyroidectomy with isthmectomy and freezing biopsy. One patient had an ambulatory thyroidectomy for a total of 20 surgeries. Cytology diagnosis by fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB), freezing biopsy and paraffin was similar in 17 patients. RESULTS: There were 3 complications: transient recurrent paralysis, wound seroma, and a hematoma. No patient was admitted. All patients were satisfied with ambulatory method. CONCLUSIONS: Ambulatory thyroid surgery is a safe method with a good acceptation by patients.

Keywords : Ambulatory thyroid surgery; thyroid disease; Hemithyroidectomy with isthmectomy.

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