Thyroid surgery with vocal nerve monitoring

The thyroid gland is a bilobed organ located at the front of the neck. Nodules can often form within the thyroid gland. Thyroid diseases and nodules within the thyroid gland are often only noticed by chance. A distinction is made between benign and malignant thyroid nodules. If there is an increased growth of the nodules, there is a suspicion that it is a malignant nodule formation within the thyroid gland. In order to make a definitive diagnosis, it is often necessary to surgically remove a lobe of the thyroid gland. As the laryngeal nerve (recurrent laryngeal nerve) is located at the back of the thyroid gland, we perform this operation using neuromonitoring. This is an electrical stimulation device that can control the functioning of the recurrent laryngeal nerve during the operation. This ensures increased safety during the operation. The removed thyroid lobe is sent for histological examination. The procedure is performed under anesthesia and is associated with an inpatient stay of several days. After the operation, it is important to check the thyroid hormone levels so that no hypothyroidism results. This will then be carried out by your referring doctor.

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