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Anaesthesia for thyroid surgery: Perioperative management

By Alessandro Bacuzzi, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Andrea Del Bosco, Giovanni Cantone, Tommaso Sansone, Erika Di Losa and Salvatore Cuffari

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AbstractThe aim of this review is to analyse anaesthesiologic preoperative assessment, intraoperative management and postoperative complications of patients with thyroid disease. A special care is paid to difficult airway recognition and resolving this situation. Anaesthetist's and surgeon's point of view of perioperative and postoperative complications is both discussed with special interest on early surgical complications and the need for urgent anaesthetic treatment. Particularly total intravenous anaesthesia and recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring actually are two end-points in the thyroid surgery

Publisher: Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2008.12.013
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