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- n. Plural form of thyroidectomy.
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I know you can do a partial thyroidectomies where some of the gland is left that can potentially hypertrophy later.
The two thyroidectomies also went off without a hitch, though the second thyroid was so big Dr. Gawande said later that he had felt he was delivering a grapefruit.
Traditional thyroidectomies can involve a long incision at the base of the neck.