OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Robotic-Assisted Thyroidectomy

Apr 3, 2019 by in OTOLARYNGOLOGY Comments Off on Robotic-Assisted Thyroidectomy

Introduction Open thyroidectomy incorporated a midline skin crease was first popularized by Kocher in 1906; since that time it has remained the standard surgical technique for thyroidectomy. This approach provides…

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Invasive Thyroid Cancer

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Introduction Thyroid cancer is a curable disease with increasing incidence and treatment strategies. This corresponds with the widespread use of screening modalities and improved health care availability. With more cases…

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Deep Neck Abscesses

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Introduction The potential for a seemingly benign entity like an infected tooth, tonsil, or skin lesion to cause life-threatening illness is due to the complex relationship between the spaces of…

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Massive and Substernal Goiter

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Introduction Prior to the 20th century, thyroid surgery was associated with a high operative mortality rate. The meticulous surgical technique advanced by Kocher in the late 1890s transformed thyroidectomy into…

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Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Monitoring

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Introduction Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is secreted from the parathyroid glands and is primarily responsible for calcium homeostasis. The mechanism by which this occurs is through renal tubular reabsorption, bone resorption,…

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Open Thyroidectomy

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Introduction Although thyroid disease has been recognized for centuries, consistently accepted techniques of thyroid surgery date back approximately 100 years. With a combined mortality of 40% from hemorrhage and sepsis,…

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