Definition of thyroidectomy in English:
noun (plural thyroidectomies)
Removal of the thyroid gland by surgery.
- After a couple of weeks it transpired that decisions had been taken for Lennie to undergo mitral valve surgery and a thyroidectomy.
- A 72-year-old woman with a multinodular enlargement of the thyroid gland underwent a subtotal bilateral thyroidectomy because of a progressive tracheal compression.
- The patient received palliative radiation to the neck and systemic chemotherapy, but she died of widely metastatic disease approximately 2 years after the thyroidectomy.
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