How are thyroid surgery complications prevented?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Avoid traumatizing the thyroid tissue during the procedure

Provide good intraoperative hemostasis

Avoid the use of neck dressings, as dressing that covers the wound may mask hematoma formation

No definitive evidence suggests that drains prevent hematoma or seroma formation


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