Could total thyroidectomy become the standard treatment for Graves' disease?

Koyuncu A., Aydin C., Topcu O., Gokce O. N. , Elagoz S., Dokmetas H. S.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.40, no.1, pp.22-25, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-008-4026-x
  • Journal Name: SURGERY TODAY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-25


Graves' disease is the most frequent cause of hyperthyroidism. Although treatment with antithyroid drugs or radioactive iodine is effective, surgery remains the preferred treatment for many patients. We analyzed the results of 55 prospectively followed patients who underwent total thyroidectomy for Graves' disease.