Day: January 25, 2018

How to monitor an underactive thyroid?

How to monitor an underactive thyroid?

The thyroid, a little gland of only 5 cm is very important for every one of us, it is essential to the good functioning of our metabolism. A dysfunction of this hormonal gland can create a global activity disorder and energy consumption. When the thyroid produces...

WHAT IS A NORMAL THYROID SIZE ?

WHAT IS A NORMAL THYROID SIZE ?

The normal size of the thyroid varies with his activity and dysfunction. A simple size anomaly can be detected on routine clinical examination. It can indicate something wrong by a simple lower neck palpation by the physician. This act may detect an overall volume...

THYROID CANCER SURGERY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

THYROID CANCER SURGERY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Thyroid cancer treatment is primarily surgical. It consists of removing the thyroid gland, in whole or in part, to eliminate the tumor and prevent its spread. This operation is called a thyroidectomy. In this article, learn about the details of the procedure, possible...

How is Thyroid Cancer Treated?

How is Thyroid Cancer Treated?

The number of thyroid cancers detected each year is increasing. This cancer, which mainly affects women, has a very good prognosis with a cure rate over 90%. The chances of cure are higher when the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage. In this article, discover the...

How is thyroid cancer detected and diagnosed?

How is thyroid cancer detected and diagnosed?

570,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with thyroid cancer every year, the vast majority of whom are women. In this article, we discuss the characteristics and symptoms of thyroid cancer, and its diagnosis process. We also look at treatment and chances of survival....

How does thyroid cancer progress?

How does thyroid cancer progress?

Thyroid cancer affects nearly 570,000 people worldwide every year according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 75% of whom are women. In the US, about 12,000 men and 35,000 women get thyroid cancer every year according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Thyroid Gland Removal in 6 Questions

Thyroid Gland Removal in 6 Questions

Thyroidectomy is an operation that consists in the total or partial removal of the thyroid gland. Do you or someone close to you have a thyroidectomy planned? In this article, we help you better understand this surgical procedure. Learn about the operation and what...

Hyperparathyroidism Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

Hyperparathyroidism Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

Hyperparathyroidism is a disease caused by a dysfunction of the parathyroid glands. These four small glands are located at the base of the neck, at the back of the thyroid gland. In this article, learn about hyperparathyroidism and treatment options. What is...

Proven efficacy of autofluorescence in thyroid surgery

Proven efficacy of autofluorescence in thyroid surgery

Every year in France, 45,000 people have a thyroidectomy (total or partial removal of the thyroid gland). A common but delicate operation due to the proximity of the recurrent laryngeal nerves to the parathyroid glands.    A randomized clinical trial conducted between...

Can hypoparathyroidism be prevented?

Can hypoparathyroidism be prevented?

Hypoparathyroidism is characterised by insufficient production of the parathyroid hormone (PTH), a hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands which plays an essential role in the regulation of serum calcium level. Low levels of PTH can cause hypocalcaemia (abnormal...

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