Acute changes in thyroid volume and function following 131I therapy of multinodular goitre.

OBJECTIVE Many textbooks claim that radioiodine (131I) treatment should be given with care to a goitre with substernal extension, for fear of acute swelling of the gland and thus respiratory problems. Since 131I is used increasingly in the treatment of non-toxic as well as toxic goitre we have evaluated the acute changes in thyroid volume following 131I… (More)