Abstract| Volume 43, ISSUE 12, P2382, December 2017

Audit: Complications following endocrine neck surgery

      Introduction: Endocrine neck surgery includes thyroid, parathyroid, and lymph node surgery. Important complications include haemorrhage, recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) injury, and hypocalcaemia. We retrospectively analysed our district general hospital (DGH) patients undergoing endocrine neck surgery. The British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS) National Audit data (2017) for morbidity/mortality was used as the benchmark, focussing on postoperative haemorrhage, hypocalcaemia and RLN complications, in order to guide interventions to improve outcomes.
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