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  • Thyroidectomy (Burnaby Hospital) [English] Public

    A thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of the thyroid. The thyroid gland, which is located in the neck, controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body should be to other hormones. (English) Black & White

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  • Parathyroidectomy (Burnaby Hospital) [English] Public

    The parathyroid glands are located in the neck and control the amount of calcium in the blood and within the bones. The surgical removal of these glands is a parathyroidectomy. (English) Black & White

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  • Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure ultrasound guided thyroid biopsy including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A biopsy is a way of taking a small piece of tissue, in this case, from your thyroid. We use ultrasound images to locate the spot to biopsy. A thyroid biopsy is done to check for any abnormalities seen on other tests such as an ultrasound, CT scan, or nuclear medicine scan. (English) Colour

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