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Management of Post-thyroidectomy Scar?

Aromal Chekavar, Panchangam R Bhargav, Suneel Mattoo, Mohd Rashid

Keywords : Scar, Thyroidectomy, Tissue handling

Citation Information : Chekavar A, Bhargav PR, Mattoo S, Rashid M. Management of Post-thyroidectomy Scar?. World J Endoc Surg 2018; 10 (3):176-178.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1243

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018 Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Due to cultural and social pressures, emphasis on cosmesis after thyroidectomy has become an important issue which has led to the emergence of many novel scarless in the neck procedures. However novel procedures have cost issues. Young thyroid surgeons need to be trained in producing an acceptable scar by paying attention to tissue handling and refining techniques of skin closure. As awareness increases patients will demand thyroid surgeons to deal with post thyroidectomy scar. We describe how we deal with the post thyroidectomy scar.


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