Complications and outcomes associated with unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with naturally occurring thyroid tumors: 156 cases (2003-2015)

Jennifer K. Reagan, Laura E. Selmic, Caroline Fallon, Blake Sutton, Mary Lafferty, Daniel Ben-Aderet, William T.N. Culp, Julius M. Liptak, Daniel Duffy, Micha Simons, Sarah Boston, Sue Lana

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe complications and outcomes of dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for the treatment of thyroid tumors. ANIMALS: 156 dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for a naturally occurring thyroid tumor. PROCEDURES: Dogs that underwent a unilateral thyroidectomy in 2003 through 2015 were included in a multi-institutional retrospective study. For each dog, information gathered through evaluation of electronic and paper records included perioperative complications, short-term outcome (survival to discharge from the hospital vs nonsurvival), and long-term outcome (survival time). RESULTS: In the perioperative period, complications occurred in 31 of the 156 (19.9%) dogs; hemorrhage was the most common intraoperative complication (12 [7.7%] dogs). Five of 156 (3.2%) dogs received a blood transfusion; these 5 dogs were among the 12 dogs that had hemorrhage listed as an intraoperative complication. Immediately after surgery, the most common complication was aspiration pneumonia (5 [3.2%] dogs). One hundred fifty-three of 156 (98.1%) dogs that underwent unilateral thyroidectomy survived to discharge from the hospital. One hundred-thirteen dogs were lost to follow-up; from the available data, the median survival time was 911 days (95% confidence interval, 704 to 1,466 days). CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Results indicated that unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with a naturally occurring thyroid tumor was associated with a perioperative mortality rate of 1.9% and a complication rate of 19.9% and that hemorrhage and aspiration pneumonia were the most common complications. Long-term survival of dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for the treatment of thyroid tumors was not uncommon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)926-932
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume255
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2019

Fingerprint

Thyroidectomy
Thyroid Gland
Dogs
dogs
Neoplasms
hemorrhage
Aspiration Pneumonia
Intraoperative Complications
Hemorrhage
thyroid neoplasms
pneumonia
Perioperative Period
blood transfusion
Lost to Follow-Up
retrospective studies
Blood Transfusion
electronics
confidence interval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

Cite this

Complications and outcomes associated with unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with naturally occurring thyroid tumors : 156 cases (2003-2015). / Reagan, Jennifer K.; Selmic, Laura E.; Fallon, Caroline; Sutton, Blake; Lafferty, Mary; Ben-Aderet, Daniel; Culp, William T.N.; Liptak, Julius M.; Duffy, Daniel; Simons, Micha; Boston, Sarah; Lana, Sue.

In: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 255, No. 8, 15.10.2019, p. 926-932.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reagan, JK, Selmic, LE, Fallon, C, Sutton, B, Lafferty, M, Ben-Aderet, D, Culp, WTN, Liptak, JM, Duffy, D, Simons, M, Boston, S & Lana, S 2019, 'Complications and outcomes associated with unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with naturally occurring thyroid tumors: 156 cases (2003-2015)', Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, vol. 255, no. 8, pp. 926-932. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.255.8.926
Reagan, Jennifer K. ; Selmic, Laura E. ; Fallon, Caroline ; Sutton, Blake ; Lafferty, Mary ; Ben-Aderet, Daniel ; Culp, William T.N. ; Liptak, Julius M. ; Duffy, Daniel ; Simons, Micha ; Boston, Sarah ; Lana, Sue. / Complications and outcomes associated with unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with naturally occurring thyroid tumors : 156 cases (2003-2015). In: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2019 ; Vol. 255, No. 8. pp. 926-932.
@article{88c71cf0140c4902b19b29bc6898c430,
title = "Complications and outcomes associated with unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with naturally occurring thyroid tumors: 156 cases (2003-2015)",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: To describe complications and outcomes of dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for the treatment of thyroid tumors. ANIMALS: 156 dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for a naturally occurring thyroid tumor. PROCEDURES: Dogs that underwent a unilateral thyroidectomy in 2003 through 2015 were included in a multi-institutional retrospective study. For each dog, information gathered through evaluation of electronic and paper records included perioperative complications, short-term outcome (survival to discharge from the hospital vs nonsurvival), and long-term outcome (survival time). RESULTS: In the perioperative period, complications occurred in 31 of the 156 (19.9{\%}) dogs; hemorrhage was the most common intraoperative complication (12 [7.7{\%}] dogs). Five of 156 (3.2{\%}) dogs received a blood transfusion; these 5 dogs were among the 12 dogs that had hemorrhage listed as an intraoperative complication. Immediately after surgery, the most common complication was aspiration pneumonia (5 [3.2{\%}] dogs). One hundred fifty-three of 156 (98.1{\%}) dogs that underwent unilateral thyroidectomy survived to discharge from the hospital. One hundred-thirteen dogs were lost to follow-up; from the available data, the median survival time was 911 days (95{\%} confidence interval, 704 to 1,466 days). CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Results indicated that unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with a naturally occurring thyroid tumor was associated with a perioperative mortality rate of 1.9{\%} and a complication rate of 19.9{\%} and that hemorrhage and aspiration pneumonia were the most common complications. Long-term survival of dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for the treatment of thyroid tumors was not uncommon.",
author = "Reagan, {Jennifer K.} and Selmic, {Laura E.} and Caroline Fallon and Blake Sutton and Mary Lafferty and Daniel Ben-Aderet and Culp, {William T.N.} and Liptak, {Julius M.} and Daniel Duffy and Micha Simons and Sarah Boston and Sue Lana",
year = "2019",
month = "10",
day = "15",
doi = "10.2460/javma.255.8.926",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "255",
pages = "926--932",
journal = "Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association",
issn = "0003-1488",
publisher = "American Veterinary Medical Association",
number = "8",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Complications and outcomes associated with unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with naturally occurring thyroid tumors

T2 - 156 cases (2003-2015)

AU - Reagan, Jennifer K.

AU - Selmic, Laura E.

AU - Fallon, Caroline

AU - Sutton, Blake

AU - Lafferty, Mary

AU - Ben-Aderet, Daniel

AU - Culp, William T.N.

AU - Liptak, Julius M.

AU - Duffy, Daniel

AU - Simons, Micha

AU - Boston, Sarah

AU - Lana, Sue

PY - 2019/10/15

Y1 - 2019/10/15

N2 - OBJECTIVE: To describe complications and outcomes of dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for the treatment of thyroid tumors. ANIMALS: 156 dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for a naturally occurring thyroid tumor. PROCEDURES: Dogs that underwent a unilateral thyroidectomy in 2003 through 2015 were included in a multi-institutional retrospective study. For each dog, information gathered through evaluation of electronic and paper records included perioperative complications, short-term outcome (survival to discharge from the hospital vs nonsurvival), and long-term outcome (survival time). RESULTS: In the perioperative period, complications occurred in 31 of the 156 (19.9%) dogs; hemorrhage was the most common intraoperative complication (12 [7.7%] dogs). Five of 156 (3.2%) dogs received a blood transfusion; these 5 dogs were among the 12 dogs that had hemorrhage listed as an intraoperative complication. Immediately after surgery, the most common complication was aspiration pneumonia (5 [3.2%] dogs). One hundred fifty-three of 156 (98.1%) dogs that underwent unilateral thyroidectomy survived to discharge from the hospital. One hundred-thirteen dogs were lost to follow-up; from the available data, the median survival time was 911 days (95% confidence interval, 704 to 1,466 days). CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Results indicated that unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with a naturally occurring thyroid tumor was associated with a perioperative mortality rate of 1.9% and a complication rate of 19.9% and that hemorrhage and aspiration pneumonia were the most common complications. Long-term survival of dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for the treatment of thyroid tumors was not uncommon.

AB - OBJECTIVE: To describe complications and outcomes of dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for the treatment of thyroid tumors. ANIMALS: 156 dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for a naturally occurring thyroid tumor. PROCEDURES: Dogs that underwent a unilateral thyroidectomy in 2003 through 2015 were included in a multi-institutional retrospective study. For each dog, information gathered through evaluation of electronic and paper records included perioperative complications, short-term outcome (survival to discharge from the hospital vs nonsurvival), and long-term outcome (survival time). RESULTS: In the perioperative period, complications occurred in 31 of the 156 (19.9%) dogs; hemorrhage was the most common intraoperative complication (12 [7.7%] dogs). Five of 156 (3.2%) dogs received a blood transfusion; these 5 dogs were among the 12 dogs that had hemorrhage listed as an intraoperative complication. Immediately after surgery, the most common complication was aspiration pneumonia (5 [3.2%] dogs). One hundred fifty-three of 156 (98.1%) dogs that underwent unilateral thyroidectomy survived to discharge from the hospital. One hundred-thirteen dogs were lost to follow-up; from the available data, the median survival time was 911 days (95% confidence interval, 704 to 1,466 days). CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Results indicated that unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with a naturally occurring thyroid tumor was associated with a perioperative mortality rate of 1.9% and a complication rate of 19.9% and that hemorrhage and aspiration pneumonia were the most common complications. Long-term survival of dogs undergoing unilateral thyroidectomy for the treatment of thyroid tumors was not uncommon.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85072848200&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85072848200&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.2460/javma.255.8.926

DO - 10.2460/javma.255.8.926

M3 - Article

C2 - 31573870

AN - SCOPUS:85072848200

VL - 255

SP - 926

EP - 932

JO - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

JF - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

SN - 0003-1488

IS - 8

ER -