Incidence of Hypocalcaemia Following Total Thyroidectomy
Incidence of hypocalcaemia following Total and Near-Total thyroidectomy Follow up of patients up to a period of 6 months. Broad overview of literature about the merits and demerits of surgical procedures used early detection and prediction of post-operative hypocalcaemia Treatment of hypocalcaemia and measures to prevent its occurrence. This study was done in 120 patients who underwent Near Total thyroid ectomy and Total thyroidectomy in the Department of General surgery, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, during the period from June 2017 to September 2019. This study which was undertaken was a prospective case series study and was started after getting due clearance from Ethical committee (EC). Patients were included in this study after getting their informed written consent. Proper post-operative monitoring and early detection by per- forming a serum calcium assay and even an intact-iPTH assay is mandatory to prevent postoperative distress to patients. Adequate and timely calcium and /or vitamin D3 supplementation is ad- vised in patients at risk for developing post-operative hypocalcaemia and for treatment of all symptomatic patients.