Abstract Post-operative therapy with L-Tiroxine can have a suppressive or substitutional aim. After a total thyroidectomy the patients need a substitutional therapy, while after subtotal thyroidectomy the aim of the therapy is to suppress the TSH secretion. In the second case we want either to avoid the recurrence, either to give the hormones that residual gland cannot produce. The drug of choice is L-Tiroxine for both suppressive o substitutional therapy: There is a difference in dosage, that must be greater in first case. While there are some doubts in the literature on the success of the suppressive therapy, we believe that there is enough evidence of his utility.

Postoperative organotherapy for multinodular goiter

IACCONI, PIETRO;ANTONELLI, ALESSANDRO;MONZANI, FABIO;MICCOLI, PAOLO
1996

Abstract

Abstract Post-operative therapy with L-Tiroxine can have a suppressive or substitutional aim. After a total thyroidectomy the patients need a substitutional therapy, while after subtotal thyroidectomy the aim of the therapy is to suppress the TSH secretion. In the second case we want either to avoid the recurrence, either to give the hormones that residual gland cannot produce. The drug of choice is L-Tiroxine for both suppressive o substitutional therapy: There is a difference in dosage, that must be greater in first case. While there are some doubts in the literature on the success of the suppressive therapy, we believe that there is enough evidence of his utility.
Iacconi, Pietro; Antonelli, Alessandro; Monzani, Fabio; Bendinelli, C; Ricci, Edoardo; Miccoli, Paolo
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