The Change in Surgical Practice from Subtotal to Near-Total or Total Thyroidectomy in the Treatment of Patients with Benign Multinodular Goiter

Tezelman S., Borucu I., Senyurek (Giles) Y., Tunca F. , Terzioglu T.

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.33, ss.400-405, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00268-008-9808-1
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.400-405


Although total thyroidectomy is the procedure of choice in patients with thyroid carcinoma, this surgical approach has emerged as a surgical option to treat patients with benign multinodular goiter (BMNG), especially in endemically iodine-deficient regions. The aim of this study was to review our experience with patients with BMNG in an endemically iodine-deficient region treated by either subtotal or total/near-total thyroidectomy, and to document whether total or near-total thyroidectomy decreased the rate of completion thyroidectomy for incidentally diagnosed thyroid carcinoma in comparison to the patients with BMNG treated initially by subtotal thyroidectomy.