ASSESMENT OF PATIENT SATISACTION FOR CERVICAL SCAR POST THYROIDECTOMY

Devendra Pankaj, Neha Singh
2021 PARIPEX INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH  
Background:- Thyroidectomy is a common procedure performed for thyroid disease these days. Plan of surgery depends on histology, location and size of lesion.Thyroidectomy is preceded by conventional midcervical skin crease incision, performed by Theoder kocher in late 1870, to advanced mininmal invasive technique. Minimal invasive techniques have certain upright from conventional surgery.This study aims to study patient satisfaction for cervical scar with thyroidectomy conventional kocher's
more » ... tional kocher's incision.Material & Method:- Sixty five 65 patient underwent thyroidectomy from September 2017 to February 2020 at American international institute of medical sciences Udaipur, Rajasthan. Patient clinical data retrospectively reviewed and patient scar satisfaction acquired telephonically by using validated patient scar assessment questionnaire and data analyzed statistically. Result:- Around 95% patients show high level of satisfaction in the study having scores consistent with scar satisfaction after conventional thyroidectomy. Majority of patients were satisfied with the appearance of their scars,around 5% of patients (n=3) reported significant levels of self consciousness. Conclusion:- .Majority of patients were satisfied with their scars post thyroidectomy.Despite high level of satisfaction there are people shows significant levels of consciousness.There is need of further study to decide certain factor whether encouraging minimal invasive technique over conventional thyroid surgery.
doi:10.36106/pijr/1700401 fatcat:2vmqtqq3arfn5felruap47bx64