Thyroidectomy for selected patients with thyrotoxicosis.

  title={Thyroidectomy for selected patients with thyrotoxicosis.},
  author={Elizabeth A Mittendorf and Christopher R. McHenry},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={127 1},
OBJECTIVE To examine the indications for operation and the frequency, efficacy, and outcome of surgical therapy for thyrotoxicosis. METHODS The medical records of all patients who underwent thyroidectomy between 1990 and 1998 were reviewed. Operative indications, laboratory evaluations, extent of thyroidectomy, pathologic findings, and morbidity and mortality were determined for patients with thyrotoxicosis. RESULTS Of the 347 patients who underwent thyroidectomy, 54 (16%) had… CONTINUE READING