Definition of Thyroidectomy

1. Noun. Surgical removal of the thyroid gland.




Definition of Thyroidectomy

1. Noun. (context: surgery) The surgical removal of the thyroid gland. ¹

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Definition of Thyroidectomy

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Medical Definition of Thyroidectomy

1. Surgery to remove part or all of the thyroid gland. This might be done to remove a tumour or treat hyperthyroidism or goiter (enlarged thyroid gland). The goal of surgery in hyperthyroidism is to remove just enough thyroid gland so that a normal amount of thyroid hormone is produced. If too much thyroid is removed, the patient will produce too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) and need treatment to return the thyroid status to normal (euthyroid). The complications of surgery can include vocal cord paralysis and accidental removal of the parathyroid glands (located behind the thyroid gland), resulting in low calcium levels (the parathyroid glands regulate calcium). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thyroidectomy

thyroid stimulating hormone
thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin
thyroid suppression test
thyroid therapy
thyroid toxicosis
thyroid vein
thyroid veins
thyroidal
thyroidal articular surface of cricoid
thyroidally
thyroidea
thyroidea accessoria
thyroideal
thyroidectomies
thyroidectomy (current term)
thyroidism
thyroiditis
thyroiditises
thyroidology
thyroidotomy
thyroids
thyrointoxication
thyrolaryngeal
thyroliberin
thyroliberin pyroglutamylpeptidase
thyrolingual
thyrolingual cyst
thyrolingual duct
thyrolytic

Literary usage of Thyroidectomy

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1. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"In 1840 Astley Cooper noticed that thyroidectomy in animals was followed by a peculiar symptom-complex, but he did not pursue his experiences any further ..."

2. International Clinics: A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures by Henry W. Cattell, M. D. Witherspoon (1902)
"PARTIAL thyroidectomy FOR CYSTIC GOITRE. LC, female, white, aged thirty-nine years. Eight years ago a tumor about the size of an English walnut was noticed ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Thymectomy and thyroidectomy in a Child, Aged Twenty-three Days.— SCHWINN (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc., June 20, 1908) reports a case of enlarged thymus gland ..."

4. The Thyroid Gland by Cleveland Clinic Foundation, George Washington Crile (1922)
"PAGE 82 Typical thyroidectomy. Vertical incision along infiltrated line in ... Skin-flaps protected by sterile cloths 233 83 Typical thyroidectomy. ..."

5. The Thyroid Gland by Cleveland Clinic Foundation, George Washington Crile (1922)
"PAGE 82 Typical thyroidectomy. Vertical incision along infiltrated line in ... Skin-flaps protected by sterile cloths 231 83 Typical thyroidectomy. ..."

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