Open thyroidectomy and special issues.(Substernal goiter, reoperation, malignancy)

Course Information
TitleΑΝΟΙΧΤΗ ΘΥΡΕΟΕΙΔΕΚΤΟΜΗ ΚΑΙ ΙΔΙΑΙΤΕΡΑ ΖΗΤΗΜΑΤΑ.(ΚΑΤΑΔΥΟΜΕΝΗ ΒΡΟΓΧΟΚΗΛΗ, ΕΠΑΝΕΠΕΜΒΑΣΗ, ΚΑΚΟΗΘΕΙΑ) / Open thyroidectomy and special issues.(Substernal goiter, reoperation, malignancy)
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantinos Sapalidis
Course ID600018405

Programme of Study: PMS CΗeirourgikī THyreoeidoýs kai Parathyreoeidṓn Adénōn (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 23
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will become familiar with the surgical approach to thyroid nodules, open thyroidectomy, diving goitre. They will be able to surgically manage medullary thyroid carcinoma. They will become familiar with central lymph node cleansing: prophylactic and therapeutic. They will learn the correct techniques and possible complications. They will also become familiar with lateral lymph node cleansing. They will learn the indications of lateral lymph node cleansing, familiarize themselves with the technique and possible complications. Students will be able to apply mediastinal exploration-lymph node cleansing, based on the indications.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
 Surgical approach to thyroid nodules  Open thyroidectomy  Diving goitre  Surgical treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma  Central lymph node cleansing: prophylactic and therapeutic. Technique and complications  Lateral lymph node cleansing. Indications, technique and complications  Mediastinal exploration-lymph node cleansing: indications  Thyroid diseases in pregnancy
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
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