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Outpatient Thyroidectomy: Is it Safe?


, : Outpatient Thyroidectomy: Is it Safe?. Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America 25(1): 61-75

Outpatient thyroid surgery is controversial because of concerns over life-threatening cervical hematoma. Despite this concern, outpatient thyroidectomy is becoming increasingly common, especially among high-volume endocrine surgeons. Multiple studies have now demonstrated that careful patient selection combined with surgeon experience can result in successful and safe surgery without a full inpatient admission. This article reviews the data on safety and outcomes for outpatient thyroidectomy and discusses several techniques used to minimize risk to patients.

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PMID: 26610774

DOI: 10.1016/j.soc.2015.08.003


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