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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 23(1); 1980 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1980;23(1): 84-92.
A Clinical Study of Thirty Operated Cases of Thyroid Disease
JH Kim, MD, JH Kim, MD, DH Rho, MD, and JK Kim, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Presbyterian Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea
甲狀腺 腫瘍 30例에 대한 手術의 臨床的 考察
金鍾薰 · 金鍾熏 · 盧德鉉 · 金重剛
啓明大學敎 醫科大學 耳鼻咽喉科學敎室

This paper represents a clinical study of 30 cases of thyroid disease, which were treated surgically at Otolaryngologic Dept. of Presbyterian Hospital, Daegu during past 3 years from Jan. 1975 to Dec. 1977. In this study, the following results were obtained. 1. Of 30 cases, malignancy was 8 cases (27%) and benignancy was 22 cases (73%). 2. Sex incidence was higher in female (90% of total). 3. The highest incidence in age distribution was the 4th to 6th decades (78% of total). 4. Chief clinical features were a mass or masses in thyroid and/or neck, palpable cervical L. N, and hoarseness in malignancy ; a mass or masses in thyroid, palpitation and easy fatigubility in Benignancy. 5. Cervical L. N metastases were present in 3 cases of papillary Ca. 6. Most common postoperative complication was transient hoarseness (2 cases).

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