What type of anesthesia is used in a thyroidectomy?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Thyroidectomy under regional or local anesthetic may be performed safely if necessary; most cases, however, are performed under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation.


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