Should patients with symptomatic Hashimoto's thyroiditis pursue surgery?

  title={Should patients with symptomatic Hashimoto's thyroiditis pursue surgery?},
  author={Catherine McManus and Jie Luo and Rebecca S. Sippel and Herbert C Chen},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  volume={170 1},
BACKGROUND In this study, patients with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and significant symptoms were evaluated for improvement or resolution of preoperative symptoms after thyroidectomy. Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterized by production of antibodies such as anti-thyroperoxidase (TPO), which leads to destruction of the thyroid gland and a decrease in normal thyroid function. Thyroidectomy is not generally recommended because the dense inflammatory process… CONTINUE READING

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