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Parathyroid surgery, dog
Parathyroid surgery, dog

    Intraoperative photograph of a parathyroidectomy in a dog. Cranial is to the right. The incision is being retracted with a ring retractor. The trachea is exposed. The white arrow points to the parathyroid nodule and the blue arrow points to the thyroid lobe.

Courtesy of Dr. Kathleen Ham.