Jul 22, 2005 - 6:25 pm
My son had a total thyroidectomy a year ago. Recently he had an x-ray that revealed three areas of metal in his neck. We contacted the surgeon and after four days he responded stating that he has titanium clamps and no harm will come to him. I am concerned as his operating report mentions nothing of this, nor were we informed during any dr. visit post surgery. I am concerned because he now needs a MRI. I have been told that it's possible that the clamps can tear a blood vessel causing internal bleeding. I contacted my family physician and he won't comment. Please help me with your own stories.