What are the signs and symptoms of hypocalcemia following thyroid surgery?

Updated: Feb 27, 2020
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Most patients who are hypocalcemic after thyroidectomy are initially asymptomatic. Symptoms and signs of hypocalcemia include circumoral paresthesias, mental status changes, tetany, carpopedal spasm, laryngospasm, seizures, QT prolongation on ECG, and cardiac arrest.

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