Total Thyroidectomy as a Method of Choice in the Treatment of Graves' Disease

Analysis of 1432 Patients

Toplica Bojic; Ivan Paunovic; Aleksandar Diklic; Vladan Zivaljevic; Goran Zoric; Nevena Kalezic; Vera Sabljak; Nikola Slijepcevic; Katarina Tausanovic; Nebojsa Djordjevic; Dragana Budjevac; Lidija Djordjevic; Aleksandar Karanikolic


BMC Surg. 2015;15(39) 

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If TT, as a surgical procedure performed in highly specialized institutions, is not accompanied by a higher rate of complications than less extensive surgery of the thyroid gland then this operation has the advantage over less extensive procedures for preventing relapse. There is no need for reoperation as it represents an adequate surgical treatment for thyroid cancer that can occur in patients with GD. If performed by an experienced surgeon, TT is the operation of choice for patients undergoing surgical treatment for GD.