Thyroidectomy Technique

  • Neil Sharma
  • John C. Watkinson


Always check the patient’s recent thyroid function tests (especially important for the toxic patient)


Parathyroid Gland Strap Muscle Superior Pole Inferior Thyroid Artery Sternal Notch 
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Recommended Reading

  1. Ecker T, Carvalho AL, Choe JH, Walosek G, Preuss KJ. Hemostasis in thyroid surgery: harmonic scalpel versus other techniques–a meta-analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;143(1):17–25.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Hobbs CGL, Watkinson JC. Thyroidectomy. Surgery. 2007;2010(25):474–8.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospital North StaffordshireNewcastle-under-LymeUK
  2. 2.ENT DepartmentQueen Elizabeth HospitalBirminghamUK

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