The skin was closed with running 4-0 subcuticular monofilament suture. After any neck surgery, the wound must be carefully observed for any sign of hematoma that might compress the trachea and cause respiratory compromise. In such a case, the wound must be immediately opened. Circulating parathormone maintains calcium levels for 24-36 hours in the face of parathyroid compromise, so signs of hypocalcemia are delayed.
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