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Thyroidectomy in Graves’ Disease: Subtotal, Near Total or Total?

Orbit , Volume 28 (4) – Aug 1, 2009

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Publisher
Informa UK Ltd
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
Subject
Review Article
ISSN
0167-6830
eISSN
1744-5108
D.O.I.
10.1080/01676830903104595
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Thyroidectomy in Graves’ Disease: Subtotal, Near Total or Total?

Abstract

Thyroidectomy is one of the possible therapeutic options in Graves’ disease as are antithyroid drugs and 131 radioiodine. Emerging data reveal an advantage of total thyroidal ablation as the method of choice in patients with impending or overt Graves’ orbitopathy. Pros and cons are discussed as presented at the 1 st Swiss Symposium on Thyroid Eye Disease in Pontresina, Switzerland in December 2007.
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