37-Year-Old Woman With Palpitations and Fatigue

Noheria, Amit; Khanna, Sahil; West, Colin P.
January 2011
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2011, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p75
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 37-year-old woman with palpitations, fatigue, and exertional dyspnea of two months' duration. It states that the patient was diagnosed with Graves' disease which was supported by subacute to chronic course, the symptoms of thyrotoxicosis. It indicates that surgical thyroidectomy and antithyroid medications are the most appropriate treatment options.


Related Articles

  • Hypocalcaemia following total thyroidectomy: An analysis of 806 patients. Nair, C. Gopalakrishnan; Babu, Misha J. C.; Menon, Riju; Jacob, Pradeep // Indian Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism;Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p298 

    Background: Permanent hypocalcaemia following thyroidectomy causes considerable morbidity. This prospective observational study aims to define the factors likely to predict hypocalcaemia following total thyroidectomy. Materials and Methods: Patients who were subjected to total thyroidectomy...

  • The use of LigaSure in patients with hyperthyroidism. Barbaros, Umut; Erbil, Yeşim; Bozbora, Alp; Deveci, Uğur; Aksakal, Nihat; Dinççağ, Ahmet; Özarmağan, Selçuk // Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery;Nov2006, Vol. 391 Issue 6, p575 

    Thyroidectomies of hyperthyroidic patients are known to be more blood-spattered than the operations performed for euthyroid nodular diseases and require careful hemostasis. Our purpose was to evaluate the efficacy of the use of LigaSure in patients with hyperthyroidism. Between January 2004 and...

  • Supervised surgical trainees perform thyroid surgery for Graves’ disease safely. Hassan, Iyad; Koller, Michael; Kluge, Conrad; Hoffmann, Sebastian; Zielke, Andreas; Rothmund, Matthias // Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery;Nov2006, Vol. 391 Issue 6, p597 

    There is little information about the effect of operative experience and supervision of trainees on long-term outcomes after thyroid resection for Graves’ disease (GD). The aim of this study was to compare the morbidity rate after thyroid resection performed by trainees vs consultant...

  • The Treatment of Hyperthyroidism. Hershman, Jerome M. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jun66, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p1306 

    Presents a study on the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Pathogenesis of the disease; Role of psychologic factors in Graves' disease; Complications of thyroidectomy.

  • Safety and Efficacy of Surgical Management of Hyperthyroidism: 15-year Experience from a Tertiary Care Center in a Developing Country. Pradeep, P. V.; Agarwal, Amit; Baxi, Mukta; Agarwal, Gaurav; Gupta, Sushil Kumar; Mishra, S. K. // World Journal of Surgery;Feb2007, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p306 

    Ideal management of toxic goiter still remains elusive. Though surgical management of toxic multinodular goiter (MNG) is well accepted, surgical treatment of Graves’ disease (GD) is still controversial in view of the presumed increased incidence of complications. In this paper, we discuss...

  • Restoration of the Normal Auricular Rhythm in a Patient, Suffering from Graves' Disease and Auricular Fibrillation, after X-Ray Treatment. Schwensen, Carl // Acta Radiologica;Dec2016, Vol. 57 Issue 12, pe238 

    The article presents a case study of a 28-year-old woman who was treated for auricular fibrillation and Graves' disease. The patient felt tired and complained of palpitations and shortness of breath from October 1920, with a heavy loss in weight, and her hair started to fall. On her admittance...

  • Surgical Management of Graves' Hyperthyroidism in Saudi Arabia: A Retrospective Hospital Study. Malabu, Usman H.; Alfadda, Assim; Sulimani, Riad A.; Al-Rubeaan, Khalid A.; Al-Ruhaily, Atallah D.; Fouda, Mona A.; Al-Maatouq, Mohamed A.; El-Bakry, Abdulkarim A. // Journal of Medical Sciences;2007, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p1061 

    The aim of the study was to determine surgical indication and complication of subtotal thyroidectomy in patients being treated for Graves' disease at King Khalid University Hospital Riyadh Saudi Arabia in the period between January 1996 and December 2005. Twenty-five out of 194 adult patients...

  • INTRAOPERATIVE THYROID STORM: A CASE REPORT. Grimes, Catherine M.; Montgomery, William H.; Goh, Yong S.; Muniz, Hector // AANA Journal;Feb2004, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p53 

    Reports a case of intraoperative thyroid storm, an acute exacerbation of the hyperthyroid state brought on by the sudden release of thyroxine. Diagnoses for Graves' disease; Tachycardia during thyroidectomy; Treatment with beta blockers.

  • Thyroidectomy for Graves' Disease: A Case-Control Study. Scharf, Joshua L.; Ahmad, Sidrah M.; Gaughan, John P.; Soliman, Ahmed M. S. // Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology;Dec2006, Vol. 115 Issue 12, p902 

    Objectives: The most common treatment for Graves' disease in the United States is radioactive iodine. Surgery is performed rarely. The surgery for Graves' disease is usually considered technically difficult. Our goal was to assess the differences in outcomes in patients with Graves' disease who...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics