Intraoperative management of the thyroid gland in laryngeal cancer surgery.

  title={Intraoperative management of the thyroid gland in laryngeal cancer surgery.},
  author={Burhan Dadaş and Burcu Uslu and Burcu Cakir and Haydar Cemal Ozdoğan and Asli Batur Çaliş and Suat Turgut},
  journal={The Journal of otolaryngology},
  volume={30 3},
OBJECTIVE To determine if it is necessary to perform a hemithyroidectomy routinely with all total laryngectomies or if it should be reserved for selected cases. DESIGN A retrospective analysis of 215 cases who had been operated on due to laryngeal cancer in our clinic between 1985 and 1999. SETTING In only 182 cases, hemithyroidectomy and isthmectomy were performed together with laryngeal surgery. Of these, 98% were male. Their ages ranged between 42 and 70 years. The tumour was located in… CONTINUE READING


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