During laparoscopic partial thyroidectomy, the
diseased part of the thyroid gland is removed. This procedure is performed with
a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera)
and small instruments inserted through small incisions.
Treated with Laparoscopic Partial Thyroidectomy:
Laparoscopic partial thyroidectomy may be performed
in cases of hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer and an enlarged thyroid gland.
Non-surgical alternatives to laparoscopic partial
thyroidectomy include radioactive iodine and thyroid medication. An open or
total laparoscopic thyroidectomy may be performed as a surgical alternative.
with Laparoscopic Partial Thyroidectomy:
Laparoscopic partial thyroidectomy is performed
under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Partial Thyroidectomy:
Possible risks following laparoscopic partial
thyroidectomy include infection, bleeding, neck pain, hypocalcemia,
hypoparathyroidism, hypothyroidism and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
It is also possible to experience blood clots, painful swallowing, neck pain
and injury to nearby organs and tissues.
after Laparoscopic Partial Thyroidectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic partial thyroidectomy is good. However, due to the likelihood of
developing hypothyroidism, lifelong hormone replacement therapy may be
from Laparoscopic Partial Thyroidectomy:
Total recovery from laparoscopic partial thyroidectomy takes one to two