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%)
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
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