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Post Thyroidectomy Laryngeal Nerve Injury and Hypocalcaemia Causing Stridor: A Challenging Case


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The location of thyroid gland in relation to the airway makes thyroidectomy a challenge for both anaesthesiologist and surgeon. Vocal cord paralysis is a known possible complication following thyroid surgery. It owes to the close relationship between the laryngeal nerve and the thyroid gland. The most feared complication of vocal cord paralysis is airway compromise. Hypocalcemia is a known but life-threatening complication after total thyroidectomy.

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Thyroidectomy, Hypocalcaemia, Tracheostomy, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Stridor.
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M. Marutheesh
KIMS, Hubli, India
Safiya I. Shaikh
KIMS, Hubli, India
Basavraj Kallapur
KIMS, Hubli, India
Roopa
KIMS, Hubli, India

Abstract


The location of thyroid gland in relation to the airway makes thyroidectomy a challenge for both anaesthesiologist and surgeon. Vocal cord paralysis is a known possible complication following thyroid surgery. It owes to the close relationship between the laryngeal nerve and the thyroid gland. The most feared complication of vocal cord paralysis is airway compromise. Hypocalcemia is a known but life-threatening complication after total thyroidectomy.

Keywords


Thyroidectomy, Hypocalcaemia, Tracheostomy, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Stridor.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP065