thyroidectomy

[n] - surgical removal of the thyroid gland
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Thyroidectomy

The surgical removal of all (total) or part of (partial) the thyroid gland
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thyroidectomy

Removal of the thyroid gland
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Thyroidectomy

Thyroidectomy: The surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland. Subtotal thyroidectomy, the more commonly performed operation, involves removal of only a part of the gland. This procedure may be done to: Remove a tumor from the thyroid, Reduce the mass of a goitrous (enlarged) thyroid gland, or Treat hyperthyroidism (excess production of t...
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thyroidectomy

<procedure> Surgery to remove part or all of the thyroid gland. This might be done to remove a tumour or treat hyperthyroidism or goiter (enlarged thyroid gland). The goal of surgery in hyperthyroidism is to remove just enough thyroid gland so that a normal amount of thyroid hormone is produced. If too much thyroid is removed, the patient wil...
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thyroidectomy

noun surgical removal of the thyroid gland
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thyroidectomy

(thi″roid-ek´tә-me) surgical removal of the thyroid gland, or suppression of its function by chemical means. Total thyroidectomy may be performed in cases of cancer of the thyroid. Subtotal thyroidectomy, in which more than two-thirds of the gland is removed, is performed for certain patients suffering ...
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thyroidectomy

(from the article `Murray, George Redmayne`) In 1891 Murray published his most important research, a report in the British Medical Journal on the effectiveness of sheep thyroid extract in ...
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thyroidectomy

thyroidectomy Surgery to remove all (total thyroidectomy) or part (subtotal or partial thyroidectomy) of the thyroid gland. Thyroidectomy is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia with an incision in the front of the neck. All or part of the thyroid gland, depending on the particular procedure, is removed. The thyroid gland is pa...
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thyroidectomy

Type: Term Pronunciation: thī′roy-dek′tŏ-mē Definitions: 1. Removal of the thyroid gland.
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thyroidectomy

Removal of all or part of the thyroid gland.
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Thyroidectomy

An operation to remove the thyroid gland.
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thyroidectomy

Surgery to remove part or all of the thyroid.
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Thyroidectomy

A thyroidectomy is an operation that involves the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. Surgeons often perform a thyroidectomy when a patient has thyroid cancer or some other condition of the thyroid gland (such as hyperthyroidism) or goiter. Other indications for surgery include cosmetic (very enlarged thyroid), or symptomatic obs...
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