What is the regional anatomy relevant to thyroid surgery?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The following sections discuss major complications that may be encountered in the setting of thyroid surgery.

An image depicting the regional anatomy can be seen below.

Anatomy of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). Anatomy of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN).

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