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Acute thyroiditis complicating parathyroidectomy.
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PMID:  20224309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a 59-year-old man who presented 10 days after surgery for hyperparathyroidism with pulmonary edema, mildly abnormal echocardiogram, and elevated free T4 level with suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone level. Follow-up documented resolution of the elevated free T4 level with 24-hour thyroid scan and uptake at 60 days showing reduced uptake and normal gland anatomy. Previous case reports have been made of thyroiditis at variable time intervals after parathyroidectomy and are here reviewed. This entity represents an under appreciated potential morbidity associated with parathyroid surgical procedures.
Gerald Parker; Woodrow W Brand; Eric Dyess; Stevan A Webster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  339     ISSN:  1538-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-13     Completed Date:  2010-06-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Gilmore Regional Medical Center, Amory, Mississippi, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Parathyroidectomy / adverse effects*
Postoperative Complications*
Pulmonary Edema
Thyroiditis / etiology*
Thyrotoxicosis / etiology*

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