[Hyperthyroidism after iodine-containing contrast agent administration].
A 78-year-old woman is presented with a multinodular toxic goiter and euthyroidism under continuous low-dose treatment with antithyroid drugs. A period of hyperthyroidism had been documented 3 years previously. In the preoperative management, prior to resection of a benign ovarian tumour, an intravenous urogram was performed. Perchlorate was given for thyroid protection. One day after surgery the clinical signs of thyroid storm were observed. Immediately, high-dose antithyroid drug therapy was started. Nevertheless, the patient died of acute cardiovascular failure 3 days later. This case report focuses on the risk of thyroid storm following iodine excess in the presence of relevant functional thyroid autonomy without adequate thyroid protection.