Postoperative Complications in Thyroid Surgery

  • Pietro Iacconi
  • Carmine De Bartolomeis
Part of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinics book series (HNCC)


All complications that may occur during or after surgical treatment of thyroid cancer are summarized in this chapter. Prophylactic measures that lower the risks of these complications and the management of the immediate postoperative as well as long-term complications are discussed.


Vocal Cord Parathyroid Gland Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Thyroid Surgery Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pisa, Ospedale Santa ChiaraPisaItaly

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