Thyroid auto-antibodies, lymphocytic infiltration and the development of post-operative hypothyroidism following hemithyroidectomy for non-toxic nodular goitre.

@article{Buchanan2001ThyroidAL,
  title={Thyroid auto-antibodies, lymphocytic infiltration and the development of post-operative hypothyroidism following hemithyroidectomy for non-toxic nodular goitre.},
  author={Malcolm A. Buchanan and Daniel D Lee},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  year={2001},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          86-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND Auto-immune thyroiditis, associated with detectable thyroid auto-antibodies (TAAs) and lymphocytic infiltration into the gland, is known to be associated with progressive development of hypothyroidism. This study examines those patients who required surgical treatment of non-toxic nodular goitre by hemithyroidectomy to determine whether the presence of TAAs in the circulation and/or lymphocytic infiltration of the gland resulted in a significant degree of post-operative… CONTINUE READING

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