Preserving Hemithyroid During Total Laryngectomy: Report of a Disease-Free &Complication- Free Case

Kumareysh Vijay V, Mohd Azizul Fitri Khalid, Irfan Mohamad


Preserving hemithyroid intraoperatively in a total laryngectomy operation is uncommon, as this procedure normally leads to high rate of hypothyroidism similar to total thyroidectomy. This has caused most of the surgeons to prefer total thyroidectomy when involvement of the thyroid gland is suspected. We report a rare case of total laryngectomy with preservation of one lobe of thyroid gland in a 57-year-old man with left unilateral transglottic laryngeal carcinoma. Post operatively the patient was well without signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism or hypocalcemia. The patient was not started on any hormone or calcium supplements after the surgery.

International Journal of Human and Health Sciences Vol. 02 No. 03 July’18. Page : 170-173


Laryngeal Cancer; Laryngectomy; Thyroidectomy

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