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Improving Voice Outcomes After Thyroid Surgery

Published: June 4, 2013.
Released by American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  

Alexandria, VA — The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation on Tuesday published a new Clinical Practice Guideline on "Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery" to recognize the importance of the patient's voice and the potential impact thyroid surgery can have on it. options for voice rehabilitation." medicine, and anesthesiology, and representatives of speech-language pathology and nursing.


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