• hemithyroidectomy
  • Less extreme variants of thyroidectomy include: "hemithyroidectomy" (or "unilateral lobectomy")-removing only half of the thyroid "isthmectomy"-removing the band of tissue (or isthmus) connecting the two lobes of the thyroid A "thyroidectomy" should not be confused with a "thyroidotomy" ("thyrotomy"), which is a cutting into (-otomy) the thyroid, not a removal (-ectomy) of it. (wikipedia.org)
  • goitre
  • Subtotal thyroidectomy-Removal of majority of both lobes leaving behind 4-5 grams (equivalent to the size of a normal thyroid gland) of thyroid tissue on one or both sides-this used to be the most common operation for multinodular goitre. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • I would be interested in THE NEJM articles stressing importance of T3 - this is highly debated in academic medicine and the 1999 article is criticized greatly but did suggest that thyroidectomy patients may do better with t4/t3 - I do try it in some patients not doing well on T4 alone. (medhelp.org)
  • medication
  • I recently had a left thyroidectomy, after a week of being on medication i came off and then started to have tingling and pins and needles in the left side of my body only, not numbness some slight differences in color between my hands and feet but nothing drastic, always a regular pulse. (medhelp.org)