Removal of thyroid remnant for cancer in the previously operated central neck

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Reoperative central neck dissection requires a concise set of steps to complete a comprehensive dissection of recurrent lymphadenopathy seen in thyroid cancer. The main considerations take into account the recurrent laryngeal nerve and the parathyroid glands. This chapter specifies those steps from a preoperative evaluation to the pearls during dissection to ensure a complete reoperative dissection that removes all residual thyroid tissue and lymphadenopathy while ensuring the best outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018



  • Parathyroid
  • Persistence
  • Recurrence
  • Reoperative resection
  • RLN
  • Thyroid cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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