Graves Disease: Acting Guide in Total Thyroidectomy
Introduction: Graves disease is a major cause of hyperthyroidism with surgical indication in some patients. Total thyroidectomy is one of the treatments of choice, however has complications related to the surgical procedure and the disease itself.
Objective: To establish an acting guide based on published recommendations, about patients with Graves disease, who undergone total thyroidectomy.
Methods: A survey was developed in Clinical Key® with the words «Graves disease». The authors selected publications that made reference to disease’s surgical treatment.
Results: Patients with Graves disease have increased risk of complications related to total thyroidectomy. Therefore, it should be investigated and treated factors that may reduce morbidity and mortality associated with the surgery.
Conclusion: The authors concluded that few publications guide objectively the management of Graves disease in total thyroidectomy. It is important to establish protocols that standardize the medical management in this context.
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