Radioiodine Therapy of Benign Thyroid Diseases: Graves’ Disease, Plummer’s Disease, Non-toxic Goiter and Nodules

Chapter

Abstract

Thyroid diseases are common in all parts of the world. Hormonal disorders of thyroid gland negatively affect whole metabolism, and cause various health problems while goiter and nodules can cause local, compressive symptoms. Once a correct diagnosis is made, a definitive treatment protocol should be initiated. Medications, surgery, and radioactive iodine are currently the most widely available options. Each treatment option has its own advantages, disadvantages, and limitations. This chapter focuses on the role of radioiodine therapy of benign thyroid diseases. Pertinent information is also provided on the basics of thyroid diseases, thyroid medication, and surgery.

Keywords

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Notes

Acknowledgement

The authors would like to acknowledge the technical assistance of Arda Dora Aktolun in improving the quality of images and preparing them for publication using his excellent computer skills.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tirocenter Nuclear Medicine CenterIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine ServiceGATA Haydarpasa Teaching HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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