Clinical practice guideline: improving voice outcomes after thyroid surgery.

  title={Clinical practice guideline: improving voice outcomes after thyroid surgery.},
  author={Sujana S Chandrasekhar and Gregory William Randolph and Michael D. Rice Stephen B. Seidman and Richard M. Rosenfeld and Peter Angelos and Julie M. Barkmeier-Kraemer and Michael S. Benninger and Joel H Blumin and Gregory D. Dennis and John Hanks and Megan Rist Haymart and Richard T. Kloos and Brenda Seals and Jerry M Schreibstein and Mack A Thomas and Carolyn P Waddington and Barbara Warren and Peter J Robertson},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={148 6 Suppl},
OBJECTIVE Thyroidectomy may be performed for clinical indications that include malignancy, benign nodules or cysts, suspicious findings on fine needle aspiration biopsy, dysphagia from cervical esophageal compression, or dyspnea from airway compression. About 1 in 10 patients experience temporary laryngeal nerve injury after surgery, with longer lasting voice problems in up to 1 in 25. Reduced quality of life after thyroid surgery is multifactorial and may include the need for lifelong… CONTINUE READING
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