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Case report
Published online: 2007-01-31
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Thyroidectomy as the last chance treatment for life threatening thyrotoxicosis. Case report

Małgorzata Gietka-Czernel, Helena Jastrzębska, Agnieszka Dudek, Marek Szczepkowski, Wojciech Zgliczyński
Endokrynologia Polska 2007;58(1):52-57.

open access

Vol 58, No 1 (2007)
Case report
Published online: 2007-01-31
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

The case of 54-year old woman with severe Graves’ thyrotoxicosis and antithyroid drugs intolerance is presented. She was admitted to Endocrinology Department and therapy with propranolol, lithium, glucocorticoids, iodine contrast media was instituted. Then ablative dose of radioiodine was given; all these appeared to be ineffective. To avoid thyrotoxic storm thyroidectomy was undertaken. Surgical procedure was uneventful and successful. Surgical intervention should be considered in severe life-threatening cases of thyrotoxicosis.

Abstract

The case of 54-year old woman with severe Graves’ thyrotoxicosis and antithyroid drugs intolerance is presented. She was admitted to Endocrinology Department and therapy with propranolol, lithium, glucocorticoids, iodine contrast media was instituted. Then ablative dose of radioiodine was given; all these appeared to be ineffective. To avoid thyrotoxic storm thyroidectomy was undertaken. Surgical procedure was uneventful and successful. Surgical intervention should be considered in severe life-threatening cases of thyrotoxicosis.
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Keywords

severe thyrotoxicosis; thyroidectomy; last-chance treatment

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Title

Thyroidectomy as the last chance treatment for life threatening thyrotoxicosis. Case report

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 58, No 1 (2007)

Pages

52-57

Published online

2007-01-31

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2007;58(1):52-57.

Keywords

severe thyrotoxicosis
thyroidectomy
last-chance treatment

Authors

Małgorzata Gietka-Czernel
Helena Jastrzębska
Agnieszka Dudek
Marek Szczepkowski
Wojciech Zgliczyński

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