Short-stay thyroid surgery (<24 h hospital stay) is becoming increasingly popular but some potentially lethal complications are considered strong arguments against shortening hospitalization after thyroidectomy. The authors reviewed the data of 1,571 patients undergoing one-day thyroid surgery over a 3-year period to determine safety and patient satisfaction. There were 1,244 females and 327 males. Mean age was 43 years. Patient satisfaction was evaluated by a questionnaire given on discharge, while post-discharge surgical recovery was analyzed by the PSR scale. Total thyroidectomy was performed in 1,119 patients (71%), hemithyroidectomy in 450 (29%), isthmusectomy in 2. Morbidity occurred in 152 patients (9.6%). Surgical complications were transient hypocalcemia in 112 cases and permanent hypoparathyroidism in 3; monolateral transient nerve palsy occurred in 10 cases, bilateral in 3; definitive monolateral recurrent palsy in 4 cases. Bleeding requiring re-intervention occurred in 10 cases, wound complications in 5 cases, and intraoperative tracheal lesion in 1 patient. Among complicated patients, 129 (84.8%) were treated after discharge as outpatients. Conversion to inpatient treatment occurred in 28 patients (1.7%) (25 for surgical reasons). Four patients (0.2%) required hospital readmission. Patients were very satisfied in 84.2%, satisfied in 9.5%, poorly satisfied in 4.3%, completely unsatisfied in 2%. Postoperative recovery mean score by PSR scale resulted in 85.14% (0-100%). Our results confirm that the one-day surgery model is safe, effective, and highly agreeable in patients undergoing surgery for thyroid disease.

One-day Thyroid Surgery : Retrospective Analysis of Safety and Patient Satisfaction on a Consecutive Series of 1,571 Cases Over a Three-year Period / G. Materazzi, G. Dionigi, P. Berti, R. Rago, G. Frustaci, G. Docimo, M. Puccini, P. Miccoli. - In: EUROPEAN SURGICAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 0014-312X. - 39:3(2007), pp. 182-188. [10.1159/000100904]

One-day Thyroid Surgery : Retrospective Analysis of Safety and Patient Satisfaction on a Consecutive Series of 1,571 Cases Over a Three-year Period

G. Dionigi;
2007

Abstract

Short-stay thyroid surgery (<24 h hospital stay) is becoming increasingly popular but some potentially lethal complications are considered strong arguments against shortening hospitalization after thyroidectomy. The authors reviewed the data of 1,571 patients undergoing one-day thyroid surgery over a 3-year period to determine safety and patient satisfaction. There were 1,244 females and 327 males. Mean age was 43 years. Patient satisfaction was evaluated by a questionnaire given on discharge, while post-discharge surgical recovery was analyzed by the PSR scale. Total thyroidectomy was performed in 1,119 patients (71%), hemithyroidectomy in 450 (29%), isthmusectomy in 2. Morbidity occurred in 152 patients (9.6%). Surgical complications were transient hypocalcemia in 112 cases and permanent hypoparathyroidism in 3; monolateral transient nerve palsy occurred in 10 cases, bilateral in 3; definitive monolateral recurrent palsy in 4 cases. Bleeding requiring re-intervention occurred in 10 cases, wound complications in 5 cases, and intraoperative tracheal lesion in 1 patient. Among complicated patients, 129 (84.8%) were treated after discharge as outpatients. Conversion to inpatient treatment occurred in 28 patients (1.7%) (25 for surgical reasons). Four patients (0.2%) required hospital readmission. Patients were very satisfied in 84.2%, satisfied in 9.5%, poorly satisfied in 4.3%, completely unsatisfied in 2%. Postoperative recovery mean score by PSR scale resulted in 85.14% (0-100%). Our results confirm that the one-day surgery model is safe, effective, and highly agreeable in patients undergoing surgery for thyroid disease.
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