Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thyroid surgery

The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the larynx. The thyroid gland is one of the endocrine organs; it absorbs iodine from the bloodstream and produces thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones regulate a person’s metabolism. A normal thyroid gland appears butterfly-shaped and has a weight of 10 g–15 g. A healthy thyroid gland is not palpable. If a tumor develops in the thyroid, it is felt as a lump in the neck.



 

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