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  • 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)
  • surgical procedure
  • Thyroidectomy is a common surgical procedure that has several potential complications or sequelae including: temporary or permanent change in voice, temporary or permanently low calcium, need for lifelong thyroid hormone replacement, bleeding, infection, and the remote possibility of airway obstruction due to bilateral vocal cord paralysis. (wikipedia.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)
  • 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)
  • full
  • Reading many posts and forum threads the weight gain is a troublesome effect most people have after full Thyroidectomy. (endocrineweb.com)
  • Using information from his own cutting-edge research, Dr. Tufano successfully performed a full thyroidectomy while preserving all of Nikki's nerves critical for singing. (hopkinsmedicine.org)