PREPRINT

  • 1. Incision
  • 2. Divide Strap Muscles
  • 3. Separate Sternothyroid from Sternohyoid
  • 4. Identify Airway and Midline
  • 5. Dissect Strap Muscles Off Thyroid Gland
  • 6. Dissect Down to Nerve
  • 7. Clear off Inferior Pole
  • 8. Resect Thyroid
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Thyroidectomy (Cadaver)

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Daniel J. Rocke, MD, JD1, Adam Honeybrook, MBBS1, Kristen L. Zayan, BS2, C. Scott Brown, MD2
1 Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Duke University
2 University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Procedure Outline

  1. Incision
    1. Raise Superior and Inferior Flaps
  2. Divide Strap Muscles
  3. Separate Sternothyroid from Sternohyoid
  4. Identify Airway and Midline
    1. Find Isthmus
  5. Dissect Strap Muscles Off Thyroid Gland
    1. Identify External Branch of Superior Laryngeal Nerve
    2. Retract Lobe and Divide Superior Thyroid Vessels
    3. Retract Thyroid
  6. Dissect Down to Nerve
    1. Identify Nerve
  7. Clear off Inferior Pole
    1. Identify Trachea
  8. Resect Thyroid
    1. Trace Nerve into Larynx
    2. Identify and Control Vessels
    3. Identify Berry’s Ligament
    4. Include Peroneal Lobe in Dissection