Help : thryoid surgery..URGENT.?
My mom is having thyroid surgery tonight for multinodular goitre...
The surgeon said he will remove one lobe completely since the nodule there is large...from the other lobe, he will remove JUST the nodules (which are around 7mm in size).
From the research Ive done, it seems to me that its not common practice to remove just the nodule...Is this normal? I'm concerned that the surgeon is a little old school.....What are the possible complications from this
- stealthwindLv 57 years ago
The thyroid is one of the most important glands in the body and is required to be alive.
So I can only guess the doctor wants to save as much of the thyroid as possible during surgery,
and to only take a little nodule.
It is important to know that goiter (swollen thyroid) and nodules are usually caused by iodine deficiency. In the past, some doctors gave their patients iodine/iodide for that, but apparently removing the thyroid gland either in part or entirely is what is being done now by some doctors instead. However, removing the thyroid or part of the thyroid will still leave an iodine deficient
person iodine deficient. Please read further on this at: http://iodineresearch.com/
Here is a group that may be able to help your mom deal with the health issues that can result from
loosing all or part of the thyroid: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/thyroidless/inf...
I hope this answers your question.
- TootsieLv 47 years ago
if your mom is cool with it then I would not worry but put it in gods hand . because if he is old school then he sounds like he knows what he is doing. do the research on the doctor and see what success he has. god bless