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Intraoperative hypocalcemia following total thyroidectomy

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Author(s): Dr. Saravanan PA

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 10;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: total thyroidectomy | hypocalcemia | intraoperative

ABSTRACT
Hypocalcemia is a known complication following total thyroidectomy which usually manifests about 36 hours postoperatively. We describe the rare manifestation of hypocalcemia as refractory hypotension and its successful management following total thyroidectomy
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