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Table 2 Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis in the two groups in relation to type of surgery and histology

From: Identification alone versus intraoperative neuromonitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerve during thyroid surgery: experience of 2034 consecutive patients

  Group A (993 patients) n (%) Group B (1041 patients) n (%) p value  
Recurrent nerve palsy 28 (2.82%) 23 (2.21%) 0.4604 p > 0.05
• Unilateral 26 (2.62%) 21 (2.02%) 0.4507 p > 0.05
• Bilateral 2 (0.2%) 2 (0.19%) 0.6503 p > 0.05
Transient nerve palsy 21 (2.11%) 17 (1.63%) 0.5232 p > 0.05
• Total thyroidectomy 15 (1.51%) 12 (1.15%) 0.6094 p > 0.05
• Completion thyroidectomy 2** (0.2%) 2 (0.19%) 0.583 p > 0.05
• Total thyroidectomy + lymphectomy 4 (0.4%) 3 (0.29%) 0.6981 p > 0.05
• Multinodular goiter 7 (0.7%) 8 (0.77%) 0.9875 p > 0.05
• Differentiated carcinoma 8** (0.81%) 4 (0.38%) 0.2569 p > 0.05
• Hashimoto’s thyroiditis 2 (0.2%) 4 (0.38%) 0.647 p > 0.05
• Graves’ disease 2 (0.2%) 1 (0.1%) 0.9546 p > 0.05
• Medullary carcinoma 0 0 - -
Permanent nerve palsy 7 (0.7%) 6 (0.58%) 0.9319 p > 0.05
• Total thyroidectomy 5* (0.5%) 5* (0.48%) 0.8081 p > 0.05
• Completion thyroidectomy 1 (0.1%) 0 0.5792 p > 0.05
• Total thyroidectomy + lymphectomy 1 (0.1%) 1 (0.1%) 0.6082 p > 0.05
• Multinodular goiter 2* (0.2%) 3 (0.29%) 0.9928 p > 0.05
• Differentiated carcinoma 3 (0.3%) 2* (0.19%) 0.8691 p > 0.05
• Hashimoto’s thyroiditis 1 (0.1%) 1 (0.1%) 0.4951 p > 0.05
• Graves’ disease 1 (0.1%) 0 0.974 p > 0.05
• Medullary carcinoma 0 0 - -
  1. *One patient had bilateral nerve palsy.
  2. **One patient with prior monolateral nerve palsy had controlateral nerve palsy in completion thyroidectomy.