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Monday, September 22, 2014
Head and Neck Cancer
ENT Surgeons and Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery
Could you tell me, please, whether ENT surgeons usually operate on the thyroid and/or parathyroid. If a thyroid is non-cancerous but is small and fragile, is that a reason to have a thyroidectomy?
ENT surgeons do the majority of thyroid surgery in the US. Small and fragile are not reasons to have throid surgery.
Yash J Patil, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati