TITLE

The history of thyroidectomy

AUTHOR(S)
Giddings, A. E. B.
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (Supplement);Jan1998, Vol. 91 Issue 33, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history of thyroidectomy. There were attempts to treat goiter. Overactivity were associated with a very high mortality and morbidity due to hemorrhage, asphyxia, hospital gangrene and air embolism. Early surgical accounts include reports on the management of neck swellings and surgical methods like the use of fingers for dissection and finger nails for the removal of tissue. Developments in thyroid operations in the 12th and 13th centuries include the use of setons, hot irons and caustic powders.
ACCESSION #
24016176

 

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