Which anatomic locations should be marked prior to a thyroidectomy?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The following key anatomic locations should be found by superficial palpation and marked with a marking pen:

  • Thyroid notch

  • Cricoid cartilage

  • Superior edge of clavicles

  • Sternal notch

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