Thyroidectomy

In this article, we will briefly discuss Thyroidectomy. So, let’s get started.

Thyroidectomy

It is the partial or complete removal of the thyroid gland.

Types

  • Lobectomy and isthmusectomy
  • Bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy
  • Near-total thyroidectomy
  • Total thyroidectomy

Indications

  • Carcinoma
  • Large nodular thyroid compressing the airway

Complications

  • Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Infection
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