What equipment is used for thyroidectomy?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A basic head and neck set, to include the following, is necessary:

  • #3 knife handle

  • #15 blade

  • Adson tissue forceps with and without teeth

  • DeBakey forceps

  • Halsted mosquito forceps

  • Reinhoff swan neck clamp (or Burlisher clamp)

  • Allis tissue forceps

  • Richardson retractor

  • Peanut/Kittner sponges

  • Double-pronged skin hooks

  • Mahorner retractor (alternatively, other self-retaining retractors may be used)

  • Bovie electrocautery, harmonic scalpel , and/or Shaw scalpel

  • Bipolar electrocautery forceps

  • If intraoperative neural monitoring is to be performed, nerve monitoring Leads and surface electrode primed endotracheal tube

  • Nerve Stimulator

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