The effect of anti-thyroid drug treatment duration on thyroid gland microvessel density and intraoperative blood loss in patients with Graves' disease

Erbil Y., Giris M., Salmaslioglu A., Ozluk Y., Barbaros U., Yanik B. T., ...More

SURGERY, vol.143, no.2, pp.216-225, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 143 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.surg.2007.07.036
  • Journal Name: SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-225
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background. Preoperative preparation of the patient with Graves' disease (GD) is crucial to avoid intraoperative or postoperative complications associated with anesthesia or surgery. We aimed to evaluate thyroid blood flow and microvessel density in patients with GD according to antithyroid drug (ATD) treatment, preoperatively.