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Naweed Alzaman, Anastassios G Pittas, Miriam O'Leary and Lisa Ceglia

Background Patients who undergo total thyroidectomy and/or extensive neck dissection are at a higher risk for hypocalcemia. One common cause is acute hypoparathyroidism because of devascularization and/or inadvertent removal of parathyroid

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Wei Lin Tay, Wann Jia Loh, Lianne Ai Ling Lee and Chiaw Ling Chng

uncommon after total thyroidectomy. Our patient had persistent thyrotoxicosis as well as the development of de novo Graves’ ophthalmopathy after total thyroidectomy, both mediated by the presence of functioning struma ovarii in a mature cystic teratoma

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Colin L Knight, Shamil D Cooray, Jaideep Kulkarni, Michael Borschmann and Mark Kotowicz

therapy or total thyroidectomy. When the patient also presents with sepsis and remains thyrotoxic, the risks of performing surgery on an immunosuppressed patient in this setting are largely unknown, but potentially high. Although the safety and efficacy of

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Huilin Koh, Manish Kaushik, Julian Kenrick Loh and Chiaw Ling Chng

thyroidectomy. The combined use of TPE, CRRT and ECMO has not been described in the setting of thyroid storm management. This report described in detail the various treatment strategies employed in the management of a critically ill case of thyroid storm

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Ozen Oz Gul, Pinar Sisman, Soner Cander, Erdem Gozden, Meral Kurt, Ozlem Saraydaroglu, Turkay Kirdak, Canan Ersoy and Erdinc Erturk

determine whether the cytological samples are histiocytic or oncocytic cells. After discussion of the patient at a multidisciplinary team meeting, a total thyroidectomy was performed. Treatment The patient underwent total thyroidectomy and

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Joana Simões-Pereira, Rafael Adame Cabrera and Valeriano Leite

descriptions of thyroid ultrasound and thyroid function tests taken at that time were not available. Treatment She was then submitted to total thyroidectomy. Outcome and follow-up The resected piece revealed a nodule measuring 55 × 40 × 30 mm

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Gemma Xifra, Silvia Mauri, Jordi Gironès, José Ignacio Rodríguez Hermosa, Josep Oriola, Wifredo Ricart and José Manuel Fernández-Real

Baseline After hemithyroidectomy (without l -T 4 treatment) After hemithyroidectomy (with l -T 4 150) After total thyroidectomy ( l -T 4 300) After thyroidectomy ( l -T 4 450) TSH (0.27–4.2 mIU/l) 2.12 5.44 3

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R Casey, S Prendeville, C Joyce and D O'Halloran

). A thyroid ultrasound showed a normal-sized thyroid gland with no radiological abnormalities. The patient underwent a total thyroidectomy and histology, which confirmed the presence of C cell hyperplasia but no focus of medullary thyroid carcinoma

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Alex González Bóssolo, Michelle Mangual Garcia, Paula Jeffs González, Miosotis Garcia, Guillermo Villarmarzo and Jose Hernán Martinez

surgery emerging that favors active surveillance over immediate surgery ( 4 , 5 ). Active surveillance consists of regular follow-up with delay in active treatment until the malignancy shows significant progression. Immediate surgery refers thyroidectomy

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M L Gild, L Heath, J Y Paik, R J Clifton-Bligh and B G Robinson

differentiated thyroid cancer originating in the thyroid. Following surgical resection of the ovarian tumour, radioiodine treatment is recommended for those with MSO >4 cm; disease outside the ovary and aggressive histological features ( 3 ). Thyroidectomy is