Feline Thyroid Surgery

Padgett S.

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 2002. 32(4): p.851-9, vi.


Hyperthyroidism is the most commonly diagnosed endocrine disease in cats. Surgery is a widely available curative therapy for hyperthyroid cats. Because of the multiple metabolic changes associated with hyperthyroidism, surgical management can be challenging. Multiple methods of thyroidectomy and their associated levels of morbidity are reviewed.