Seminars: local and regional anesthesia for thyroid surgery.

  title={Seminars: local and regional anesthesia for thyroid surgery.},
  author={Nimmi Arora and Panchali Dhar and Thomas J. Fahey},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  volume={94 8},
BACKGROUND Thyroid surgery is performed by a large number of surgeons with varying experience in thyroidectomy. The standard technique involves the use of general anesthesia, which provides patient comfort and virtually unlimited time to conduct the operation. Historically, thyroid surgery was conducted under local anesthesia by surgeons with significant expertise in the treatment of thyroid diseases. Over the past decade, there has been a renewed interest in the art of performing thyroidectomy… CONTINUE READING

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