Does prophylactic thyroxine treatment after operation for non-toxic goitre influence thyroid size?

@article{Hegeds1987DoesPT,
  title={Does prophylactic thyroxine treatment after operation for non-toxic goitre influence thyroid size?},
  author={Laszlo Heged{\"u}s and Jesper Melchior Hansen and D Veiergang and Steen Karstrup},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={294 6575},
  pages={
          801-3
        }
}
In order to evaluate the influence of thyroxine treatment on thyroid volume after thyroidectomy for non-toxic goitre 110 consecutive patients were randomised to receive thyroxine (150 micrograms daily) or no treatment three months after operation. Thyroid volume determined by ultrasonography did not differ significantly between the two groups one year after operation. Nevertheless, a similar decrease in volume was seen from three to 12 months postoperatively in the thyroxine treated and no… CONTINUE READING

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