When is total thyroidectomy indicated in the treatment of thyroid cancer?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Indications for total thyroidectomy

  • Management of a well-differentiated thyroid malignancy

  • Management of an MTC

  • Management of a sarcoma of the thyroid gland

  • Management of stage IE thyroid lymphoma

  • Management of an obstructive goiter (Consider subtotal thyroidectomy.)


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