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What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

Why ru removing the : Hyoid bone? That is the important question to go over with ENT surgeon. If removed you may have variation on swallowing, speech, tongue movement. But should not affect the basic functions of swallowing or talking. It may feel or sound different. However, depending on the type of surgery, codition, and complexity of surgery there may be other changes. Talk to your ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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My thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Could this be serious?

Pain: Any medical problem can result in pain. If you have not done so yet please see your doctor. If she/he has evaluated you and found no issue ask for a referral to a head and neck doctor. They too might not find something but you need to try. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. is this normal?

Not normal: There are things that can occur there like thyroglossal duct cysts, dermoid cysts, lymph nodes, and other things to name a few. Maybe you can't feel something small that is developing but basically you should see an ENT for a thorough check. ...Read more

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Hyoid bone sticking out? What do I i do?

Hyoid bone sticking out? What do I i do?

?trauma: If you haven't had any trauma it might be normal check it out with an ENT. ...Read more

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What are possible effects of hyoid bone removal?

What are possible effects of hyoid bone removal?

Parathyroid glands r: Operative procedures in the area of hyoid bone carries great risk because of proximity to the parathyroid glands. Removal of parathyroid glands results in parathyroid hormone deficiency. ...Read more

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Movable,nontender,firm mass(1cm)above hyoid bone in neck.have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. early 20s?

Movable,nontender,firm mass(1cm)above hyoid bone in neck.have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. early 20s?

Tough to say: They sound like lymph nodes, and if they've been there a Lon time, may be normal for you. They could also represent some sort of inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic process. Too complex to say for sure, but you primary care could give you a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more