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Annabel S. Zaat, Joep P.M. Derikx, Nitash Zwaveling-Soonawala, A.S. Paul van Trotsenburg, and Christiaan F. Mooij

), radioactive iodine (RAI), and thyroidectomy. RAI and thyroidectomy aim to eradicate overactive thyroid tissue and subsequently achieve euthyroidism by thyroid hormone treatment. The preferred treatment method remains controversial, varies among institutions

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Annelies Tonnelier, Jeroen de Filette, Ann De Becker, Sophie Deweer, and Brigitte Velkeniers

What Is Known about This Topic? • Thyroidectomy is a valid alternative for patients with severe amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis, or refractoriness or contraindications to medical therapy. Restoring a euthyroid state prior to thyroidectomy is

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Camille Galy-Bernadoy, Benjamin Lallemant, Guillaume Chambon, Huy Trang Pham, Christophe Reynaud, Caroline Alovisetti, Quentin Bonduelle, Anne Marie Guedj, Serge Lumbroso, and David-Paul De Brauwere

Introduction A total thyroidectomy is a common procedure, whose most frequent postoperative complication is hypoparathyroidism (hypoPTH). Medically, hypoPTH can cause disabling symptoms that may prove to be life-threatening [ 1 ]. Economically

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Nicholas S. Andresen, John M. Buatti, Hamed H. Tewfik, Nitin A. Pagedar, Carryn M. Anderson, and John M. Watkins

”, account for the majority of these cases, and are generally associated with an excellent prognosis (>95% 10-year survival) [ 2 , 3 ]. Total thyroidectomy, removing both lobes and the isthmus (plus the pyramidal lobe, if present), is considered the mainstay

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Alexander Gorshtein, Ilana Slutzky-Shraga, Eyal Robenshtok, Carlos Benbassat, and Dania Hirsch

managed with active surveillance or thyroidectomy, depending on clinical considerations. Bethesda IV (B4) nodules are associated with a 15–30% ROM and require surgery [ 1 ]. Importantly, the actual incidence of thyroid cancer in operated patients may

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Chitra Choudhary, Leonard Wartofsky, Eshetu Tefera, and Kenneth D. Burman

Introduction Differentiated thyroid cancer patients are monitored for local or distant recurrence after total thyroidectomy. They typically undergo physical examination, serial measurement of serum thyroglobulin (Tg) levels, and serial

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Lara Gut, Selina Bernet, Monika Huembelin, Magdalena Mueller, Ciril Baechli, Daniel Koch, Christian Nebiker, Philipp Schuetz, Beat Mueller, Emanuel Christ, Fahim Ebrahimi, and Alexander Kutz

Introduction Thyroid surgery has evolved to one of the most common procedures in endocrine surgery, and over the past decades, numbers of thyroidectomies have substantially risen, in particular in female patients [ 1 , 2 ]. With increasing

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Jesper Roed Sorensen, Jeppe Faurholdt Lauridsen, Helle Døssing, Nina Nguyen, Laszlo Hegedüs, Steen Joop Bonnema, and Christian Godballe

patient adaptation, tracheal compression often remains unrecognized [ 13 , 17 , 18 ]. Several studies have shown that thyroidectomy improves tracheal airflow [ 19 , 20 ]. However, with the exception of case studies reporting the risk of tracheomalacia

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Benjamin Lallemant, Guillaume Chambon, Camille Galy-Bernadoy, Héliette Chapuis, Anne-Marie Guedj, Huy Trang Pham, Jean-Gabriel Lallemant, and Damien Rupp

Introduction Robot-assisted endoscopic thyroidectomy is an emerging surgical technique first described by Kang et al. [ 1 ] via a transaxillary approach. This innovative procedure is based on the use of the daVinci® Surgical System (Intuitive

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Thomas Szabo Yamashita, Fady J. Baky, Travis J. McKenzie, Geoffrey B. Thompson, David R. Farley, Melanie L. Lyden, and Benzon M. Dy

22 (47%) patients underwent a total thyroidectomy, one being a completion thyroidectomy after lobectomy in outside institution. One patient underwent lobectomy prior to the diagnosis of Cowden syndrome without further surgery. Among patients in the