Can You Say "Duh"!
Specialists; gotta love 'em (and their EMRs, too.)
Excerpts from specialist's letter:
Past Surgical History: appendectomy, cholecystectomy, oophorectomy, thyroidectomy, back surgery
Neck: trachea midline, scar from previous thyroid surgery, no obvious thyroid enlargement
(Now don't go getting your diapers in a bunch. I know you can do a partial thyroidectomies where some of the gland is left that can potentially hypertrophy later. In general, though, that would be specified as "partial", even though to be precise he should have specified a total thyroidectomy, which is what she'd had. Still, this was a non-surgical, non-endocrine specialist and the documentation was probably boilerplate.)