Burhan Mayir, Mehmet Tahir Oruç, Ramazan Eryılmaz

Antalya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Genel Cerrahi Kliniği, Antalya

Keywords: recurrent goitre, total thyroidectomy, hypocalcemia, recurrence laringeal nerve ınjury


Introduction: Among surgical procedures, thyroidectomy is commonly performed surgery. Approximately 10-15 % of patients require re-thyroidectomy after first goitre operations. In this article we analyze results of patients undergone thyroidectomy for recurrent goitre.
Material and method: Records of patients that have undergone thyroidectomy for recurrent goitre are investigated retrospectively.
Results: Thirteen patients operated for recurrent goitre. All of them was female. Transient hypocalcemia was developed 4 (31%) patients. Additional complications were not observed.
Discussion: For prevention of recurrent goitre, first operation must be total thyroidectomy. Although complications are higher in recurrent surgery when compared with first operation, this operation can be performed with lower morbidity rates by experienced surgeons.