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Thyroidectomy - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

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

Update 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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