What are rare complications of thyroid surgery?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Rare complications, such as damage to the sympathetic trunk, are occasionally reported. Most of these are uncommon and can usually be avoided if the surgeon has good knowledge of the anatomy and sound operative technique.


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