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dc.contributor.authorKoyuncu, Ayhan
dc.contributor.authorAydin, Cengiz
dc.contributor.authorTopcu, Oemer
dc.contributor.authorGokce, Oruc Numan
dc.contributor.authorElagoz, Sahande
dc.contributor.authorDokmetas, Hatice Sebila
dc.descriptionWOS: 000273129200003en_US
dc.descriptionPubMed ID: 20037835en_US
dc.description.abstractGraves' 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. Total thyroidectomy was performed by experienced endocrine surgeons in all 55 patients. We monitored the patients postoperatively for early and late complications. There were 19 men, with a mean age of 42 years (range, 34-68 years) and 36 women, with a mean age of 38 years (range, 19-78 years). One patient suffered postoperative hemorrhage and subsequent wound infection, two patients had transient recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy, and 24 patients had transient hypocalcemia. The mean follow-up time was 4 years (range, 10 months to 6 years). Recurrence of hyperthyroidism was not reported in this period. Removal of all thyroid tissue offers the best chance of preventing recurrent hyperthyroidism. Total thyroidectomy is the most effective surgery for achieving the goal of treatment of Graves' disease to ensure that hyperthyroidism will not recur.en_US
dc.subjectGraves' diseaseen_US
dc.subjectTotal thyroidectomyen_US
dc.titleCould total thyroidectomy become the standard treatment for Graves' disease?en_US
dc.relation.journalSURGERY TODAYen_US
dc.contributor.department[Koyuncu, Ayhan -- Aydin, Cengiz -- Topcu, Oemer -- Gokce, Oruc Numan] Cumhuriyet Univ, Sch Med, Dept Gen Surg, TR-58140 Sivas, Turkey -- [Elagoz, Sahande] Cumhuriyet Univ, Sch Med, Dept Pathol, TR-58140 Sivas, Turkey -- [Dokmetas, Hatice Sebila] Cumhuriyet Univ, Sch Med, Dept Endocrinol, TR-58140 Sivas, Turkeyen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US

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