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Tumors of the Thyroid and Parathyroid

  • Nirav Trivedi
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Parathyroid Gland Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Thyroid Surgery Parathyroid Adenoma Parathyroid Carcinoma 
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© Springer India 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nirav Trivedi
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  1. 1.Narayana Hridayalaya MultispecialityBangaloreIndia

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