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Thyroidectomies in the Elderly: A Multi Centric Study at ENT Department of Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar

Objective: To determine if age was a contraindication to thyroidectomy in our current practice. Material and Methods: We conducted a multi centric retrospectively and analytical study at the ENT units of General Hospital of Grand-Yoff and National Teaching Hospital of Fann in Dakar, Senegal (West-Africa). From January 2013 to December 2014, we recorded 35 cases of patients aged over 60 years (Elderly group) who underwent thyroidectomy in our ENT units. The latter group was compared to another sample of 55 patients aged less than 60 years (Young group) who underwent thyroidectomy during the same period. Following data were studied: age, gender, comorbidities, surgical indications, procedures, pathological findings and morbidity. Results: High blood pressure (HBP) was significantly more present in the Elderly group than among the Young group (5.5%) (p=0.02). Heteromultinodular goiter (HMNG) was the most frequent surgical indication 54.3% in the Elderly group. Total thyroidectomy was the mainly performed procedure. There was no significant difference in terms of morbidity between the Elderly group (5.7%) and the Young one (2%) (p=0.55). Conclusion: As reported in the literature, age is not an absolute contraindication to thyroidectomy. But Elderly patients had more comorbidities to take into account before thyroidectomy.


Auteur(s) : Regonne PEJ, Deguenonvo REA, Ndiaye C, Diouf MS, Diom ES, Maiga S, Mbaye PA, Ndiaye A, Ndiaye M, Tall A, Diallo BK, Ndiaye IC, Diouf R and Diop EM
Pages : 4
Année de publication : 2016
Revue : La Prensa Medica Argentina
N° de volume : 102:3
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : DEGUENONVO Richard Edouard Alain