Could total thyroidectomy become the standard treatment for Graves' disease?


KOYUNCU A. , AYDIN C. , Topcu O., GÖKÇE O. N. , ELAGÖZ Ş. , DÖKMETAŞ H. S.

SURGERY TODAY, cilt.40, ss.22-25, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00595-008-4026-x
  • Dergi Adı: SURGERY TODAY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.22-25

Özet

Graves' disease is the most frequent cause of hyperthyroidism. Although treatment with antithyroid drugs or radioactive iodine is effective, surgery remains the preferred treatment for many patients. We analyzed the results of 55 prospectively followed patients who underwent total thyroidectomy for Graves' disease.