Tumors of the Thyroid and Parathyroid
Thyroid surgery is one of the more commonly performed head–neck surgical procedures. It is performed for a wide variety of indications ranging from benign neoplasm of thyroid to malignant tumors. Thyroidectomy is also performed by clinicians practicing in different setups with varying resources. Though it is a relatively simple procedure, it has the potential to cause life-threatening complications. Appropriate exposure, understanding of the anatomy of recurrent laryngeal nerve and parathyroid gland, and the ability to secure hemostasis in a relatively narrow space are key in obtaining a successful outcome.