Thyroidectomy in carcinoma thyroid - a three years experience

Thyroidectomy in carcinoma thyroid - a three years experience


  • Aamer Zaman Khan
  • Syed Asghar Naqi
  • Ahmad Kamal
  • Khalid Javed Abaid



Thyroidectomy. Thyroid. Thyroid Carcinoma. Neoplasms. Carcinoma, Papillary. Thyroid Nodule. Carcinoma, Papillary, Follicular. Adenocarcinoma, Follicular. Goiter, Nodular.


Twenty-five patients were operated for thyroid malignancy in dept. of Surgery, SRGH, Lahore over a period of 3 years. From Nov 2001 to Nov 2004. Carcinoma was diagnosed on FNAC in 10 pts (40%) and Total Thyroidectomy planned as first and definite procedure. In rest of 15 patents (60%) complete thyroidectomy was performed after initial total lobectomy and subsequent Histopathology. Eight pts were found to have follicular carcinoma and 16 had papillary carcinoma revealed on H/P of resected specimen. Thyroid function tests in almost all showed euthyroid status. The only exception was a female pt who`s hormonal assay showed hypothyroidism but she was operated for FNAC suggested follicular adenoma. All the pts had Iodine-131 whole body scan for residual thyroid and metastatic disease. No thyroxin was started before Iodine-131 scan. Twenty pts were given single dose of 50-75 miCu ff radioiodine, followed by thyroxin in suppressive dose. No recurrence of tumor noted during follow-up 2 years. Only one pt diagnosed finally as thyroiditis on histology of resected specimen. On FNAC, she had suspicion of follicular neoplasm mandating thyroidectomy. A female prepondondrance with age ranging from 15-45 yrs was observed.




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Khan, A. Z., Naqi, S. A., Kamal, A., & Abaid, K. J. (2016). Thyroidectomy in carcinoma thyroid - a three years experience. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 10(4).



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