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Gulhane Med J. 2008; 50(4): 241-248

Comparison of the effectiveness of surgery and radioactive iodine therapy in Basedow-Graves disease

Levent Can, Öner Menteş, Orhan Kozak, Taner Yiğit, Ali İhsan Uzar, C. Turgut Tufan.

The effectiveness and complications of surgery and radioactive iodine therapy, which have been two treatment modalities in Basedow-Graves disease were investigated retrospectively by comparing 24 patients who were performed thyroidectomy and 15 patients who received radioactive iodine therapy for Basedow-Graves disease between January 2004 and July 2005. Of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the surgery group, total thyroidectomy was performed in 11 patients. I131 treatment with a mean dose of 15.67±5.30 mCi (median 15.00) was administered in the radioactive iodine therapy group. The mean period of reaching euthyroid state after surgery was 2.33±0.97 months, whereas it was 4.28±1.54 months in the radioactive iodine therapy group (p

Key words: Basedow-Graves, surgery, radioactive iodine therapy

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