Interest of Cryotherapy or Cortisone Aerosol Therapy in Early Post-operative Swallowing Disorders Following Total Thyroidectomy (DEGLUTHYR)
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government.
Read our disclaimer for details.
The scientific interest of this study is to improve post-operative comfort in patients after thyroid surgery using simple, inexpensive techniques. The investigator expects that local applications of ice or cortisone aerosols will reduce swallowing discomfort and control post-operative pain (POP). The investigator hopes that local cryotherapy will decrease post-operative oedema (vasoconstriction) and the volume of liquid drained (action on the serous fluid at the site of the thyroidectomy).
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients about to undergo total thyroidectomy by cervicotomy
Single surgeon: Dr Osmak-Tizon Liliana
Patients who have provided written consent to take part in the research
Hospitalized in the endocrine surgery unit
Whose mental and physical state allows them to participate in the quantification of a symptom using a Visual Analogue Scale(VAS)
Patients under 18 or adults under guardianship
Patients about to undergo unilateral thyroid surgery (thyroid lobectomy)
Patient who have had parathyroid surgery
History of cervicotomy
Intolerance to, contra-indication for or allergy to any of the treatments tested.