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Thyroidectomy is the procedure by which surgeons treat various thyroid diseases and is considered the commonest endocrinal surgery. Yet, it carries a risk for intraoperative complications. The most distressing complications are recurrent laryngeal nerve and parathyroid injuries. Methylene blue spray is a technique than can be used for easy identification of both recurrent laryngeal nerve and parathyroid glands so we can avoid their injuries.


Clinical Trial Description

Thyroid disorders constitute the second most common endocrine disease following diabetes mellitus. Thyroid surgery is one of the most frequently operated Head and Neck surgeries. Post-thyroidectomy complications are not uncommon. Parathyroids and Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (RLN) are two of the complications of thyroidectomy that cause significant postoperative morbidity Due to the advances in thyroids surgeries, the occurrence of postoperative complications has been decreased, but when occurred, they cause lifelong handicap. The most important complications encountered are injury to the RLN and parathyroids. Meticulous dissection is a key factor in minimizing the occurrence of complications During thyroidectomy, careful dissection can protect the parathyroid glands and RLN. Various methods were used including capsular dissection, attention to protection of the arterial supply to parathyroids, avoiding unnecessary manipulation in the area of RLN Methylene blue spraying is a new technique that allows identification of both parathyroid glands and recurrent laryngeal nerves ;


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NCT number NCT05113628
Study type Interventional
Source Zagazig University
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Status Completed
Phase N/A
Start date January 15, 2020
Completion date July 15, 2021

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