Surveillance and Intervention After Thyroid Lobectomy

  title={Surveillance and Intervention After Thyroid Lobectomy},
  author={Philip M Spanheimer and Sonia L. Sugg and G Jagath Lal and James R. Howe and PhD FACS Ronald J. Weigel},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
After thyroid lobectomy, many patients require ongoing care. This study sought to quantify the rates of surveillance and intervention after thyroid lobectomy. One hundred one consecutive patients who underwent a thyroid lobectomy for nodular disease were evaluated. Clinical and follow-up data were obtained by a review of patient charts and included an evaluation of resource utilization related to thyroid disease. Nineteen patients required completion thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer, and 11 had… CONTINUE READING


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