Thyroidectomy for Graves' hyperthyroidism. Retrospective study of patients' appreciation.

@article{Palestini2007ThyroidectomyFG,
  title={Thyroidectomy for Graves' hyperthyroidism. Retrospective study of patients' appreciation.},
  author={Nicola Palestini and Manuela Grivon and Riccardo Durando and Milena Freddi and Chiara Odasso and Antonio Robecchi},
  journal={Annali italiani di chirurgia},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={405-12}
}
AIM OF THE STUDY To retrospectively investigate the patients' views of surgical treatment of Graves' hyperthyroidism. METHODS One hundred two patients were included in the study and submitted to extensive subtotal thyroidectomy or total thyroidectomy between 1993-2003. Data were acquired from the responses to a questionnaire, that was completed by 83 patients. RESULTS Before the operation the working/studying ability and the social/emotional relations were impaired in 20% and 22% of cases… CONTINUE READING