Hypocalcaemia in Postoperative Patients Following Total Thyroidectomy

  • AAMER ZAMAN KHAN, ABSAR NAZIR, SAIMA BATOOL NAEEM GHAFFAR, WASEEM MUHAMMAD,
Keywords: Total thyroidectomy, Hypocalcaemia, Parathyroid hormone

Abstract

Introduction: Hypocalcaemia is one of the most common and severe complication seen in patients after total thyroidectomy. Reported incidence of hypocalcaemia is 20-30%. Multiple factors are enlisted causing post-operative hypocalcaemia. This study evaluated the occurrence of hypocalcaemia in patients after total thyroidectomy.

Objectives: To identify the frequency of hypocalcaemia and the factors leading to Hypocalcaemia in

Patients undergoing total thyroidectomy

Study Design:            Descriptive Case Series

Place & Duration: we conduct this study in surgical department of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore

From March, 2014 to February, 2016

Methodology: All Patients with total thyroidectomy and were above 15years were included in our study

There routine investigation and serum calcium level were done pre operatively and postoperatively serum

calcium level checked after 6,12,24,and 36hours .

Results: Out of 200 patients, Hypocalcaemia occurred in 102 patients. 62 (60.78%) patient developed

hypocalcaemia after first 24 hours while by that time total 86 (84.31%) patient had developed

hypocalcaemia.

Conclusion: Frequency of hypocalcaemia after total thyroidectomy was 51%, with most cases found to be

hypocalcaemia after first 24 hours emphasizing the significance of Serum Calcium level during that period.

Published
2018-11-22
How to Cite
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NAEEM GHAFFAR, WASEEM MUHAMMAD, AZKAN. Hypocalcaemia in Postoperative Patients Following Total Thyroidectomy. J Fatima Jinnah Med Univ [Internet]. 22Nov.2018 [cited 30Sep.2022];10(3). Available from: https://jfjmu.com/index.php/ojs/article/view/88