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Thyroid Disorders
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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid Disorders The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped structure situated in the lower part of the neck. The thyroid gland is important because it produces the thyroid hormones T4 and T3 which regulate the metabolic functions of the body. These hormones affect all the parts of the body and control the pace at which every...

Thyroid Cancer
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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is one of the common forms of cancer. The four main types of thyroid cancer are Papillary cancer Follicular cancer Medullary cancer Anaplastic thyroid cancer and other rare cancers Papillary cancer and its variants are the most common type of thyroid cancer. Patients with this type of cancer have very good survival as...

Scarless Thyroidectomy
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Scarless Thyroidectomy

What is scarless thyroidectomy ( transoral thyroidectomy vestibular approach)? It’s an innovative technique in which the thyroid nodule is removed through a small incision in the inner surface of the lower lip. The surgeon uses endoscopic instruments to remove the thyroid nodule through this small incision. This incision completely disappears in 3 months. There is...

Adrenal Gland
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Adrenal Gland

Adrenal glands are two small glands located on top of the kidney. These glands normally produce hormones such as cortisol, aldosterone, dehydroepiandrosteron (DHEAS) epinephrine, nor-epinephrine and dopamine. The adrenal gland is made up of two parts – the outer cortex and the inner medulla. Adrenal tumours can affect either of these two regions. The type...

Medullary Thyroid Cancer
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Medullary Thyroid Cancer

This is a rare tumor that arises from cells called the parafollicular c cells. These cells are present within the thyroid gland and secrete a number of proteins. This cancer is attributed to inherited genetic mutations in up to 25% of patients. Medullary thyroid cancer is usually diagnosed when a patient presents with a lump...

Parathyroid Disease
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Parathyroid Disease

What is the parathyroid gland? Parathyroid glands are 3-4mm glands located behind the thyroid gland, which is present in the neck. They are four in number. They play an important role in maintaining normal calcium levels in the body. Any tumour of the parathyroid glands can cause increased calcium levels in the body. What is...

Post-Operative Instructions
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Post-Operative Instructions

Post-Operative Instructions Wound Care: Your wound will be covered with tape, which should be left in place for five to seven days. The tape will be removed at your first postoperative visit. You can wash and shower with the tape in place and even get it wet.  Activities: You should generally restrict vigorous activities for 1 to...

Thyroid Surgery
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Thyroid Surgery

When do I require thyroid surgery? Thyroid surgery is advised in patients with the following problems Thyroid nodule where the FNAC (needle test) shows cancer (Bethesda 6) or suspicious of cancer (Bethesda 5). Thyroid nodule where the FNAC shows follicular neoplasm (Bethesda 4) or atypia of undetermined significance (Bethesda 3). Large thyroid nodule more than...