Graves' hyperthyroidism: treatment with antithyroid drugs, surgery, or radioiodine--a prospective, randomized study. Thyroid Study Group.

@article{Trring1996GravesHT,
  title={Graves' hyperthyroidism: treatment with antithyroid drugs, surgery, or radioiodine--a prospective, randomized study. Thyroid Study Group.},
  author={Ove T{\"o}rring and Leif Tallstedt and G{\"o}ran S. Wallin and G{\"o}ran Lundell and Jan Ljunggren and Adam Taube and Maria E S{\"a}{\"a}f and Bertil Hamberger},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1996},
  volume={81 8},
  pages={2986-93}
}
To analyze the benefits and risks of three common treatments, we randomly assigned 179 patients with Graves' hyperthyroidism as follows: 60 patients, 20-34 yr of age (young adults), received antithyroid drugs for 18 months (medical) or subtotal thyroidectomy (surgical), and 119 patients, 35-55 yr of age (old adults), received medical, surgical, or radioiodine (iodine-131) treatment. The follow-up time was at least 48 months. Antithyroid drugs, surgery, or iodine-131 treatment normalized the… CONTINUE READING

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