Surgical anatomy of the thyroid and parathyroid glands

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From a surgical viewpoint there are several critical anatomic structures that lie in close proximity to the thyroid gland. These critical structures include the recurrent laryngeal nerves, the superior laryngeal nerves, and the parathyroid glands. Successful thyroid surgery depends on the technical skill of the surgeon to identify and preserve these vital structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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