Types of Thyroidectomy

Types of Thyroidectomy

The indications of thyroidectomy are -

  • 1. An open thyroid biopsy - A nodule is directly excised.
  • 2. A hemithyroidectomy or thyroid lobectomy - One lobe of the thyroid gland is removed
  • 3. Isthmusectomy - Excision of the bridge joining the two lobes together.
  • 4. Total or near-total thyroidectomy - excision of all or most of the part of the thyroid tissue.

Risks of thyroidectomy -

The thyroidectomy risks are as follows -

  • Change in voice - hoarseness
  • Bleeding and blood clots
  • Sore throat
  • Adhesions or scar tissue that may require another suger
  • Damage to the oesophagus or trachea (windpipe)
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Low calcium levels

  • If you are willing for a vasectomy surgery then consult a general surgeon.

  • Frequently Asked Questions:

    Depending on your postoperative health condition, the doctor will decide on your discharge. If everything is fine, you can leave the hospital within a week.

    Yes, initially you may need to follow a few restrictions for quick healing. Once you recover, you can eat anything.

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