Intracapsular Total Thyroidectomy Experience and Outcome for Benign Thyroid Diseases


Background: The total intracapsular thyroidectomy is a new procedure that removes all the thyroid tissue for benign thyroid diseasesand two third of thyroid capsule with better intraoperative and post-operative consequences and less operative time than the capsulardissection.and no recurrence rate of goiter or Graves’ disease that was detected during the follow up period. Objectives: To evaluatethe outcome of total intracapsular thyroidectomy of benign thyroid diseases in term of safety and efficacy. Patients and Methods:This is a prospective descriptive study carried out in department of general surgery including a total of 80 patients with benignthyroid disease who underwent intracapsular total thyroidectomy. Patients were followed up for 6 months to 3 years with a median of41.4 months for postoperative complications. Results: The mean age of the patients was 42.72 ± 8.12 years. The majority of patientswere females (87.5%). The study showed that 97.5 % of the patient had no intraoperative complications. Postoperatively, only 4patients (5%) developed complications. The mean operative time and blood loss was 71.78 ± 9.32 min and 82.8 ± 32.5 ml, respectively.Conclusion: The total intracapsular thyroidectomy is new procedure and more sophisticated than other operation types to treat benignthyroid disease. However, it is safe and efficient.