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Thyroidectomy - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy


The thyroid gland, a part of the endocrine (hormone) system, plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism.

Review Date 2/27/2016

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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