Category Archives: Thyroidectomy

Dressing after a thyroidectomy

For those without a rubber drain, a clean scarf or large handkerchief over a thyroidectomy wound can be placed or recommended as early as the first day postop. Patient can wet wound first day postop. She can take a full … Continue reading

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Gross Total Thyroidectomy and Postop Radioactive Iodine Scan

When I do grossly total thyroidectomy on a patient with a thyroid cancer, when I do a postoperative radioactive iodine scan, there are usually foci of RAI uptake.  In the past, about 30 years ago, when I would run after … Continue reading

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