radiothyroidectomy

radiothyroidectomy
The destruction of thyroid tissue by administration of radioactive iodine.

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ra·dio·thy·roid·ec·to·my -.thī-rȯi-'dek-tə-mē n, pl -mies the destruction of part of the thyroid gland by administering radioactive iodine in order to reduce thyroid function

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Thyroidectomy — The surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland. Subtotal thyroidectomy, the more commonly performed operation, involves removal of only a part of the gland. This procedure may be done to: {{}}Remove a tumor from the thyroid, Reduce the… …   Medical dictionary

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