Surgery for Recurrent Thyroid Cancer: Considerations and Limitations


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Head and neck surgeon Ara A. Chalian, MD, FACS, of the Division of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery discusses surgery for recurrent thyroid cancer, exploring the extent and approach to reoperative central neck and lateral neck dissection and considerations for treatment should local invasion of the trachea or other structures occur. Dr. Chalian also reviews the American Thyroid Association Guidelines for surgery in thyroid cancer and the potential complications of neck dissection.


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