Surveillance and Intervention After Thyroid Lobectomy

@article{Spanheimer2010SurveillanceAI,
  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},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={1729-1733}
}
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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