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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are indications of hemithyroidectomy?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Surgical biopsy: Hi. I would say that an indeterminate FNA of a non-hyperthyroid nodule (done without gene testing on the FNA) would go to hemithyroidectomy. If frozen section pathology during surgery was negative for cancer, the surgeon would leave the other half of the thyroid in. If frozen section showed cancer, the surgeon would remove the rest of the thyroid. That's complex. Sorry. If you had a hemi, good!
Last updated Jul 25, 2014

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