• Ewen Chao
  • Lukasz CzerwonkaEmail author


Hyperthyroidism can present in a wide range of severity from subclinical disease to life-threatening thyroid storm requiring prompt treatment. Workup for thyroidal causes involves either radioactive iodine uptake scanning or testing for thyroid receptor antibodies. There are a variety of treatment options including thyroid surgery, radioactive iodine, and antithyroidal medications.


Thyroid storm Lugol’s solution Wolff-Chaikoff effect Toxic goiter Graves’ disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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