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Hashimoto's thyroiditis: Outcome of surgical resection for patients with thyromegaly and compressive symptoms.
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PMID:  21367390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the indications and outcome of surgery in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT).
METHODS: All patients who underwent thyroidectomy from 1990 to 2009 with pathologically confirmed HT were identified. Patients whose principle diagnosis was HT were evaluated for symptoms and outcome of thyroidectomy.
RESULTS: Thirty-two (15%) of 216 patients with HT were referred with thyroid enlargement and compressive symptoms; 25 (78%) had an associated nodule and 12 (38%) had retrosternal extension. Symptom resolution occurred in 30 (94%) and improvement occurred in 2 (6%) patients after total thyroidectomy in 21 (66%) and thyroid lobectomy in 11 (34%) patients. The only complication was transient hypocalcemia in 12 (38%) patients. One patient had an incidental thyroid lymphoma.
CONCLUSIONS: HT is a cause for diffuse or nodular goiter that may impinge on vital structures in the neck and thyroidectomy is safe and effective for relief of compressive symptoms.
Blair A Wormer; Christopher R McHenry
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  201     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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