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Hypothyroidism in the postoperative period following laryngectomy increases risk of fistula
eMediNexus,  17 March 2018
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#Diabetes and Endocrinology #Internal Medicine #Oncology #Residents

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A retrospective analysis published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology has shown that preoperatively euthyroid patients who underwent salvage laryngectomy with concurrent neck dissection for persistent or recurrent laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma and developed hypothyroidism in the postoperative period had a 3.6-fold greater risk of fistula.
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