You have very large thyroid gland which interferes with breathing or swallowing.
You have a child with hyperthyroidism.
You are pregnant and have hyperthyroidism.
Although surgery is a permanent cure for hyperthyroidism in 90% of cases, the surgery results in
, a condition that requires ongoing medical treatment and medication.
Other uncommon complications include vocal cord paralysis causing hoarseness,
bleeding, infected wound site, and low serum calcium.
is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. Removal of only one lobe of the thyroid is called thyroid lobectomy, partial thyroidectomy, or subtotal thyroidectomy.
Alexander’s Care of the Patient During Surgery.
11th ed. Mosby; 1999.
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provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a