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Could absorbable sutures be used in a hemi-thyroidectomy?

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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck

In brief: Absorbable sutures

They can be used in thyroidectomies,, both hemis and totals.
I have done it that way since 1999.

In brief: Absorbable sutures

They can be used in thyroidectomies,, both hemis and totals.
I have done it that way since 1999.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Yes

When the incision is closed for a thyroidectomy, absorbable sutures deep to the skin are used.
For the outer layer of the skin, there are a number of options including sutures that are absorbable, non-absorbable sutures, or even skin glue.

In brief: Yes

When the incision is closed for a thyroidectomy, absorbable sutures deep to the skin are used.
For the outer layer of the skin, there are a number of options including sutures that are absorbable, non-absorbable sutures, or even skin glue.
Dr. Hassan Arshad
Dr. Hassan Arshad
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