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Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

  • Armando Giuliano
  • Samuel WellsJr.
  • Thomas Reeve
  • Hisham Abdullah
  • Brendon J Coventry
Chapter
Part of the Surgery: Complications, Risks and Consequences book series (SCRC)

Abstract

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery might be considered perhaps among the most anatomically challenging surgery within medicine, with the surgeon requiring fine dexterity and detailed anatomical knowledge to avoid potentially catastrophic complications. This chapter deals with the repertoire of complications, risks, consequences, and difficulties that may be encountered with thyroid and parathyroid surgery and provides some information and discussion that may assist toward reduction of these problems. For other associated procedures, refer to other relevant chapters and volumes.

Keywords

Parathyroid Gland Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Laryngeal Nerve Thyroid Lobe Superior Laryngeal Nerve 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Further Reading, References, and Resources

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armando Giuliano
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Samuel WellsJr.
    • 4
  • Thomas Reeve
    • 4
  • Hisham Abdullah
    • 5
  • Brendon J Coventry
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer InstituteCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.A Project of Women’s GuildCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Medical Oncology Branch and AffiliatesNational Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  5. 5.Putrajaya HospitalPutrajayaMalaysia
  6. 6.Discipline of Surgery, Breast, Endocrine and Surgical Oncology UnitRoyal Adelaide Hospital, University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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