Anatomy of thyroid and parathyroid glands and neurovascular relations.

@article{Mohebati2012AnatomyOT,
  title={Anatomy of thyroid and parathyroid glands and neurovascular relations.},
  author={Arash Mohebati and Ashok R. Shaha},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={19-31}
}
Historically, thyroid surgery has been fraught with complications. Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, superior laryngeal nerve, or the parathyroid glands may result in profound life-long consequences for the patient. To minimize the morbidity of the operation, a surgeon must have an in-depth understanding of the anatomy of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and be able to apply this information to perform a safe and effective operation. This article will review the pertinent anatomy and… CONTINUE READING

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