What is included in the long-term monitoring of hyperthyroidism in McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS)?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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After treatment of hyperthyroidism with either thyroidectomy or radioactive iodine, close monitoring is warranted ensure appropriate replacement of thyroid hormone. In children younger than 3 years, thyroid hormone is very important for normal brain growth. Schedule office visits every 3 months with careful physical examination and thyroid function tests. In children older than 3 years, routine visits can be decreased to every 4-6 months.


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