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  • Surgery

    Thyroid gland removal

    The thyroid is a gland located in the neck.  It is a part of the endocrine (hormone) system, and plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism.  Thyroid disorders are more common in older children and adolescents (especially in girls) than in infants. Most thyroid conditions can be treated medically, but occasionally surgery is required.

    Thyroid gland removal is surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that lies over your trachea. This is the tube that carries air into and out of your lungs. Your thyroid is just below your voice box. The thyroid gland is part of the system. ...

  • Symptoms

    Tinnitus

    Ear anatomy

    Tinnitus is the medical term for “hearing” noises in your ears when there is no outside source of the sounds. The noises you hear can be soft or loud. They may sound like ringing, blowing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, humming, whistling, or sizzling. You may even think you are hearing air ...

  • Surgery

    Tonsillectomy

    The tonsils are made up of lymphoid tissue and help fight against infections.  However, in some people, particularly in children with larger tonsils, these glands can perform less efficiently and cause frequent throat and ear infections or obstruct breathing.  In these cases, surgical removal of the tonsils, a tonsillectomy, is beneficial.

    Tonsillectomy is surgery to remove the tonsils. The tonsils are glands at the back of your throat. The tonsils are usually removed along with your adenoid glands. That sugery is called .

  • Test

    Tympanometry

    Ear anatomy

    Tympanometry is a test used to detect problems in the middle ear.