How is thyrotoxic storm treated during to thyroid surgery?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Treatment is as follows:

  • For thyrotoxic crisis during thyroidectomy, stop the procedure

  • Administer IV beta-blockers, propylthiouracil, sodium iodine, and steroids

  • Use cooling blankets and cooled IV fluids to reduce the patient's body temperature

  • Carefully monitor oxygenation


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