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LUZARDO SILVEIRA, Ernesto Manuel  and  EIRIN ARANO, Juana Elisa. Ambulatory major surgery of benign tumors of the thyroid gland. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.5, pp.591-596. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and prospective study on the practice of ambulatory major surgery to eliminate benign tumours of the thyroid gland, was carried out in the General Surgery Service of "Dr. Joaquin Castillo Duany" Teaching Clinical Surgical Hospital in Santiago de Cuba during the years 1996-2008, both included, through a previous clinical evaluation of 74 patients in the Endocrinology Outpatient Department, where it was decided that they could definitely have a surgical treatment. The female sex, the age groups from 31 to 45 years, the hemithyroidectomy as surgical technique, acupuncture as analgesic procedure and the follicular adenoma as cytohistological result prevailed in the case material. Mild complications occurred in 5 members of the sample, but recovery was absolute in all, so that even 72 of them were discharged before the 24 hours. Due to its good acceptance, this surgical method is beneficial for patient and hospital institutions.

Keywords : thyroid gland; benign tumour; follicular adenoma; ambulatory major surgery; hemithyroidectomy; surgical acupuncture analgesia; secondary health care.

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