Radiojodbehandling af recidiverende hypertyreose hos patienter som tidligere er behandlet for diffus toksisk struma med subtotal strumektomi

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Radioiodine therapy is often employed for treatment of patients with relapse of hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease, after previous thyroid surgery. Little is known about the outcome of this treatment compared to patients with no previous surgery. A total of 20 patients, who had received surgical treatment for Graves' hyperthyroidism 1-46 years previously and with relapse of hyperthyroidism, and 25 patients with hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease and no previous thyroid surgery were treated with radioiodine, following the same protocol. Early after treatment the previously operated patients showed a higher sensitivity to radioiodine, with more cases of early hypothyroidism than non-operated patients. However, after 50 months of follow-up the outcome was identical. The results indicate that frequent assessment is necessary after radioiodine treatment of patients with previous thyroid surgery, since some patients develop early hypothyroidism.

Bidragets oversatte titelRadioiodine therapy of recurrent hyperthyroidism in patients previously treated for diffuse toxic goiter with subtotal surgery
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer31
Sider (fra-til)2403-5
Antal sider3
StatusUdgivet - 2 aug. 1993


  • Adult, Aged, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Goiter, Graves Disease, Humans, Iodine Radioisotopes, Male, Middle Aged, Prognosis, Recurrence, Retrospective Studies, Thyroidectomy

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