Parathyroidectomy (Gk. para, beyond; Gr. thyreoeidēs, shield-shaped; and Gk. ektomē, excision) refers to the surgical removal of the parathyroid glands.1 Because of their close association with the thyroid glands, the thyroids are often removed during parathyroidectomy.
KeywordsThyroid Gland Parathyroid Gland Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Calcium Gluconate Carotid Sheath
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