Total thyroidectomy or lobectomy in benign nodular disease of the thyroid: Changing trends in surgery

Korun N., Asci C., Yilmazlar T., Duman H., Zorluoglu A., Tuncel E., ...More

INTERNATIONAL SURGERY, vol.82, no.4, pp.417-419, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.417-419
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Methods. Over a 23-month period (January 1994-December 1995) in the era of fine needle aspiration (FNA), 344 thyroid surgery operations were performed for benign diseases of the thyroid, Of these 55 total thyroidectomies or lobectomies were evaluated, Mean age was 43.6+9.7 and the female/male ratio was 47/8 (5.8), All cases were operated on with the consensus of the surgery + endocrinology + pathology council according to a protocol based on FNA, thyroid function tests, scintigraphy and ultrasound, Suspected FNA or suspected nodules during the surgery were verified by frozen section also, Of these 55 benign nodules, 7 (12.7%) had total bilateral, 48 (87.3%) unilateral lobectomies,