from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical removal of the thyroid gland.
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- n. The surgical removal of the thyroid gland.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Excision of a part or the whole of the thyroid gland or of the thyroid cartilage.
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- n. surgical removal of the thyroid gland
In general, though, that would be specified as "partial", even though to be precise he should have specified a total thyroidectomy, which is what she'd had.
Prior to thyroidectomy, annual biochemical screening is recommended in individuals with MEN2A from the time of diagnosis.
Risk-reducing prophylactic thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the entire thyroid gland) and sometimes parathyroidectomy (surgical removal of the parathyroid glands) may be necessary shortly after birth in children with more severe RET alterations.
Recent 2009 clinical guidelines by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network suggest thyroidectomy by age 5 years in patients with MEN2A and FMTC, though it can be deferred until an abnormal stimulated plasma calcitonin level is detected in individuals with certain low-risk mutations.
If I have the schedules right, my mother should be out of surgery (she was scheduled for the 26th Down Under, and it's now the 27th there) and in recovery and on track to getting her voice back after the thyroidectomy.
Your child will need either a lobectomy or a total thyroidectomy.
In a total thyroidectomy, the surgeon removes the entire thyroid.
This unpleasant exchange took place shortly after my thyroidectomy, the treatment for my thyroid cancer.
When these treatment options fail to alleviate symptoms a thyroidectomy is used in which the entire thyroid gland is removed.
However, the preferred treatment regime, total thyroidectomy followed by 131I treatment to destroy metastases, is not always fully effective.