Five-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial of Unilateral Thyroid Lobectomy with or Without Postoperative Levothyroxine Treatment

@article{Barczynski2010FiveYearFO,
  title={Five-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial of Unilateral Thyroid Lobectomy with or Without Postoperative Levothyroxine Treatment},
  author={Marcin Barczynski and Aleksander Konturek and Filip Gołkowski and Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk and Stanisław Cichoń and Wojciech Nowak},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={1232-1238}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of recurrent nodular goiter in the contralateral thyroid lobe among patients after unilateral thyroid lobectomy for unilateral multinodular goiter (MNG) receiving versus not receiving postoperative prophylactic levothyroxine (LT4) treatment. From January 2000 through December 2003, 150 consenting patients underwent a unilateral thyroid lobectomy for unilateral MNG at our institution. They were randomized to two groups with 75 patients in each… CONTINUE READING