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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-179

Intracapsular total thyroidectomy experience and outcome for benign thyroid diseases

1 Department of Surgery, Al-Imamain Al-Kadhumain Medical City Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
2 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq

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Mohammad Abbas Safi
Department of Surgery, Al-Imamain Al-Kadhumain Medical City, Baghdad
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_92_21

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Background: The total intracapsular thyroidectomy is a new procedure that removes all the thyroid tissue for benign thyroid diseases and two third of thyroid capsule with better intraoperative and post-operative consequences and less operative time than the capsular dissection and no recurrence rate of goiter or Graves’ disease that was detected during the follow up period. Objectives: To evaluate the outcome of total intracapsular thyroidectomy of benign thyroid diseases in term of safety and efficacy. Patients and Methods: This is a prospective descriptive study carried out in department of general surgery including a total of 80 patients with benign thyroid disease who underwent intracapsular total thyroidectomy. Patients were followed up for 6 months to 3 years with a median of 41.4 months for postoperative complications. Results: The mean age of the patients was 42.72 ± 8.12 years. The majority of patients were females (87.5%). The study showed that 97.5 % of the patient had no intraoperative complications. Postoperatively, only 4 patients (5%) developed complications. The mean operative time and blood loss was 71.78 ± 9.32 min and 82.8 ± 32.5 ml, respectively. Conclusion: The total intracapsular thyroidectomy is new procedure and more sophisticated than other operation types to treat benign thyroid disease. However, it is safe and efficient.

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