Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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Subtotal / total lobectomy, Hemi / subtotal / near total / total thyroidectomy

Subtotal lobectomy : resection of part of a lobe.
Total lobectomy : resection of whole of a lobe.
Isthmusectomy : resection of the isthmus.

Hemi thyroidectomy : total lobectomy + isthmusectomy.
Subtotal thyroidectomy : 2 x subtotal lobectomy + isthmusectomy.
Near total thyroidectomy : total lobectomy + isthmusectomy + subtotal lobectomy.
Total thyroidectomy : 2 x total lobectomy + isthmusectomy.

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