Thyroidectomy for Hashimoto's thyroiditis: complications and associated cancers.

  title={Thyroidectomy for Hashimoto's thyroiditis: complications and associated cancers.},
  author={Ming-Lang Shih and James Anthony Lee and C E Hsieh and Jyh-Cherng Yu and Hsaio-Dung Liu and Electron Kebebew and Orlo Herrick Clark and Q. Y. Duh},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  volume={18 7},
BACKGROUND Hashimoto's thyroiditis is usually treated medically; however, thyroidectomy is sometimes indicated. Thyroiditis can make thyroid dissection more difficult and possibly increase the risk of surgical complications. The aim of this study was to determine the rate of complications and associated cancer in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. METHODS Retrospective series of 474 patients treated surgically at the University of California, San Francisco, between January 1985 and June… CONTINUE READING