What is thyroidectomy?
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Thyroidectomy is an operation in which one or both lobes of the thyroid gland are removed. The most common indications for thyroidectomy include a large mass in the thyroid gland, difficulties with breathing related to a thyroid mass, difficulties with swallowing, suspected or proven cancer of the thyroid gland and hyperthyroidism (overproduction of the thyroid hormone).

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When performed with endoscopic techniques, thyroid surgery is nowadays performed without any external sutures, without drains and in some instances, as an outpatient procedure.
What are thyroid nodules?

Sometimes, normal thyroid tissue begins to grow, causing one or more nodules to develop within the gland.  The great majority of these solid or fluid-filled nodules are benign.  Most thyroid nodules are asymptomatic and are often first detected on a routine examination.  Some nodules, may become large enough to press on the windpipe or the esophagus and produce difficulty in swallowing or choking.  About 5% of thyroid nodules are cancerous.

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