Partial Versus Total Thyroidectomy

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Last Modified: August 14, 2012

Question:

What is the difference between a total thyroidectomy and a partial thyroidectomy? What are the side effects of each? Where will the incision be made, how large will my scar be? Do I need a plastic surgeon? How long will I be in the hospital after surgery and when can I go back to work?

Answer:

This question and answer was part of OncoLink's Brown Bag Web Chat Series. View the entire transcript of Focus on Thyroid Cancer.

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