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Which complication should be suspected by the nurse?
Nurse Ruth is assessing a client after a thyroidectomy. The assessment reveals muscle twitching and tingling, along with numbness in the fingers, toes, and mouth area.



A. Tetany
B. Hemorrhage
C. Thyroid storm
D. Laryngeal nerve damage

This question is part of Cushings Syndrome by RNpedia.com
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Jan 21, 2020

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Jul 17, 2018

Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure, involving the thyroid glands. One complication of the procedure is the accidental removal of the parathyroid glands. This results in deficiency of...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 14, 2016

Tetany

Tetany may result if the parathyroid glands are excised or damaged during thyroid surgery. Hemorrhage is a potential complication after thyroid surgery but is characterized by...Read More
 

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