Total Thyroidectomy in Lagos
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ with two isthmus-connected cone-like lobes or wings. Hormones secreted by the gland control metabolism. When the thyroid is afflicted by diseases, its size and function can become abnormal.
A complete thyroidectomy is when the entire thyroid gland is removed. Thyroidectomies are more common than partial thyroidectomies. This is because complete thyroidectomies ensure that the whole papillary thyroid cancer is removed.