Post-iodine and post-surgery management of benign thyroid disease. Narrative review and management algorithm
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Mejia, M. G., Amaya Veronesi, L., & Fuentes, R. (2022). Post-iodine and post-surgery management of benign thyroid disease. Narrative review and management algorithm. Revista Colombiana De Endocrinología, Diabetes &Amp; Metabolismo, 8(3).


Primary hyperthyroidism is a condition that requires definitive management and the antithyroid drugs are a feasible and non-invasive option, with the disadvantage of being curative only in 30% of the cases. If there is no tolerance, lack of response or side effects, definitive management with radioactive iodine or surgery is required.

Patients are frequently taken to definitive therapies, however, there is divergent evidence for follow-up after surgical or post-iodine management, and there aren`t established protocols in many institutions. Therefore, we present a review and a protocol proposal in order to homogenize the knowledge  and propound a guide for the post-therapy management of hyperthyroid patients taken to definitive treatment.
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