Short- and long-term results of total vs subtotal thyroidectomies in the surgical treatment of Graves' disease.

@article{Robert2001ShortAL,
  title={Short- and long-term results of total vs subtotal thyroidectomies in the surgical treatment of Graves' disease.},
  author={John Henri Robert and S Mari{\'e}thoz and Jean Claude Pache and Daniele Bertin and Aileen Caulfield and Nicolas Murith and A Peytremann and Michel Goumaz and Bruno de Oliveira Garcia and R{\'e}my C Martin-Du Pan and B Jacot-des-Combes and Amy Burger and Anastase Spiliopoulos},
  journal={Swiss surgery = Schweizer Chirurgie = Chirurgie suisse = Chirurgia svizzera},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={20-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Approximately one out of five patients with Graves' disease (GD) undergoes a thyroidectomy after a mean period of 18 months of medical treatment. This retrospective and non-randomized study from a teaching hospital compares short- and long-term results of total (TT) and subtotal thyroidectomies (ST) for this disease. METHODS From 1987 to 1997, 94 patients were operated for GD. Thirty-three patients underwent a TT (mostly since 1993) and 61 a ST (keeping 4 to 8 grams of thyroid… CONTINUE READING
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