Radioiodine Therapy of Hyperthyroidism
Thyroid benign disorders have been successfully treated by means of administration of 131iodine since the 1940s. The efficacy and safety of this treatment and the advantages over thyroid surgery made its success worldwide. In this chapter we outline indication, Patients preparation and precautions regarding radioiodine. We also discuss the procedures and the safety and side effects of this treatment.
KeywordsHyperthyroidism Goitre Radiometabolic treatment Graves Basedow Toxic nodules Graves’ ophtalmopathy Thyrotoxicosis
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