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Total thyroidectomy is best operation for thyrotoxicosis

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 05 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:710
  1. R James A England, consultant ear, nose, and throat surgeon (,
  2. Steve Atkin, professor of endocrinology
  1. Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull HU3 2PZ

    We were concerned by the statement that subtotal thyroidectomy in experienced hands guarantees patients the longest existence without taking drugs.1 This implies that subtotal thyroidectomy is the operation of choice in thyrotoxicosis. …

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