Low Calcium May Cause Stridor Following Thyroid Surgery

Low Calcium May Cause Stridor Following Thyroid Surgery

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Low Calcium May Cause Stridor Following Thyroid Surgery

Low calcium should be considered as a cause for stridor — a harsh vibrating sound made while breathing — in patients who recently had their thyroid removed. Preserving blood supply to the thyroid’s neighboring parathyroid glands after thyroid removal surgery, called a thyroidectomy, can prevent cases of postoperative hypoparathyroidism, researchers said in a case report. The case study, “Hypocalcemia as an important differential diagnosis in patients suffering from stridor following thyroidectomy,” was published in the…

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