Surgical management of amiodarone-associated thyrotoxicosis.


LESSONS FROM PRACTICE AMIODARONE is used in the management of cardiac dysrhythmias. Accumulation of amiodarone in the thyroid gland may result in thyroid dysfunction, either hypothyroidism or thyrotoxicosis.1 Amiodarone-associated thyrotoxicosis (AAT) occurs in about 3% of patients.2 In some patients, cessation of amiodarone is not practical, as it may be… (More)


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