Professor Hong Ki-hwan of Jeonbuk National University Hospital has recently published an English technical book, “Thyroidectomy and Voice,” compiling his 35 years of research into various symptoms after thyroid surgeries.
The rare English book by a Korean doctor came when thyroid surgeries are increasing rapidly, resulting in the growth of studies of post-surgery symptoms, the hospital said. In the case of thyroidectomy, in particular, surgeries without post-operative complications are essential for the patients’ quality of life.
|Professor Hong Ki-hwan of the Department of Otolaryngology at Jeonbuk National University Hospital|
In the six-chapter book, Professor Hong summarized the theories and practices of irritation in the neck, voice change, and swallowing disorders that appear after the surgery, providing information for local and foreign experts.
The book offers sufficient medical information to the departments of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, breast and thyroid surgery, as well as endocrinology and metabolism specializing in the thyroid gland.
Such information is also likely to help speech therapists specializing in speech and language in treating voice changes after the surgery.
“I bundled 35 years of my experiences of treating and studying thyroid patients in a book,” Hong said. “I hope this book will be of much help for medical students and researchers who study thyroid as well as medical workers at home and abroad who treat thyroid disorders.”
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