Paralysie récurrentielle et goitre sous-sternal: une étude multicentrique italienne

Translated title of the contribution: Recurrent nerve palsy and substernal goitres. An Italian Multicentre Study

M. Testini, A. Gurrado, R. Bellantone, P. Brazzarola, R. Cortese, G. De Toma, I. F. Franco, G. Lissidini, C. Pio Lombardi, F. Minerva, G. Di Meo, A. Pasculli, G. Piccinni, L. Rosato

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The aim of this retrospective multicentre study was to verify whether the substernal goitre and the type of surgical access could be risk factors for recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy during total thyroidectomy. In total, 14,993 patients underwent total thyroidectomy between 1999-2008. Patients were divided into three groups: Group A (control; n = 14,200, 94.7%), cervical goiters treated through collar incision; Group B (n = 743, 5.0%) substernal goiters treated by cervical approach; Group C (n = 50, 0.3%) in which a manubriotomy was performed. Transient and permanent monolateral palsy were significantly more frequent in B + C vs A (P =

Translated title of the contributionRecurrent nerve palsy and substernal goitres. An Italian Multicentre Study
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalJournal de Chirurgie Viscerale
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Cervicomediastinal goitre
  • Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy
  • Substernal goitre
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Total thyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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