The role of surgery in primary hyperthyroidism

Weetman, A. P.
January 1998
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (Supplement);Jan1998, Vol. 91 Issue 33, p7
Academic Journal
The article explores the role of surgery in primary hyperthyroidism. Majority of patients with primary hyperthyroidism have Graves' disease, toxic multinodular goiter or solitary toxic adenoma. Surgery in these conditions is said to be the common cause of hyperthyroidism. Possible alternatives to surgery include antithyroid drugs and radioiodine.


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