VOLUME 34 - NUMBER 9-10 - 2013

Toxic multinodular goitre. Personal case histories and literature review

  • Sturniolo Gia., Gagliano E., Tonante A., Taranto F., Vermiglio F., Sturniolo Gio.
  • Mini-Review, 257-259
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  • The authors reviewed their own case histories of surgical thyreopathy over the last 20 years in order to establish how many multinodular goitre (MNG) patients developed hyperthyroidism during the follow-up period. In agreement with the findings reported in literature, the authors observed that 220 out of 1117 patients with MNG developed hyperthyroidism caused by the appearance of hyperfunctioning nodules after 6-18 years from the initial diagnosis of MNG.

  • KEY WORDS: Multinodular goitre - Hyperthyroidism - Surgery.