You are taking "home call" as a surgery resident. You're not really sure what this means until you get called by a patient who says she has "tingling in the lips and fingertips." You glance at your signout which says "s/p total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer."
Challenge: What's your midnight diagnosis?
Image shows a rendering by Max Bro of a thyroidectomy performed by surgeon William Halsted, from www.jhu.edu, shown under Fair Use.