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Table 6 Possible complications after surgery

From: Healthcare use and costs before and after parathyroidectomy in patients on dialysis

  N %
Number of patients 181 100%
Patients with any possible surgical complications 61 33.7%
  Hematoma/bleeding 5 2.8%
  Vocal cord paralysis/recurrent laryngeal nerve injury 1 0.6%
  Severe hypocalcaemia 56 30.9%
  Wound infection 1 0.6%
  Seroma formation 1 0.6%
Mean (SD) of 6-month physician encounters for possible complications 5.5 6.4
Mean (SD) of 6-month total charges of physician encounters for possible complications ($) 1,009 959
Mean (SD) of monthly charges of physician encounters for possible complications ($) 726 654