What are the signs and symptoms of thyrotoxic storm during thyroid surgery?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Signs of thyrotoxic storm in the anesthetized patient include evidence of increased sympathetic output, such as tachycardia and hyperthermia. Other symptoms and signs in the awake patient include nausea, tremor, and altered mental status. Cardiac arrhythmias may also occur. If treatment is not given, the patient may progress to coma.


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