When are thyroid hormone suppression tests indicated following surgery for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Ponnandai S Somasundar, MD, MPH, FACS; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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Perform thyroid hormone suppression tests in all patients who have undergone total thyroidectomy and in all patients who have had radioactive ablation of any remaining thyroid tissue. Individualize the degree of suppression to avoid complications, such as subclinical hyperthyroidism.


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