Comparative analysis of radioactive iodine versus thyroidectomy for definitive treatment of Graves disease.

@article{Wu2017ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of radioactive iodine versus thyroidectomy for definitive treatment of Graves disease.},
  author={Vincent T. Wu and Allison W. Lorenzen and Anna C. Beck and Vincent J Reid and Sonia L. Sugg and James R. Howe and Janet H. Pollard and G Jagath Lal and Ronald J. Weigel},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={161 1},
  pages={147-155}
}
BACKGROUND Management of Graves disease includes antithyroid drugs, 131I therapy, or thyroidectomy. Our aim was to review our institutional experience with definitive treatments for Graves disease. METHODS This was a retrospective review of patients undergoing 131I therapy (n = 295) or thyroidectomy (n = 103) for Graves disease (2003-2015). Demographic… CONTINUE READING