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Method of Yamashita et al for Predicting Postoperative Tetany Following Thyroid Surgery in Women With Graves' Disease

Purpose:

To identify women at risk for transient tetany following subtotal thyroidectomy for Graves's Disease using the criteria of Tamashita et al.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

E05, R29

Description:

Yamashita et al evaluated transient post-operative tetany that occurred in women with Graves's Disease who underwent subtotal thyroidectomy. They found that the presence of both vitamin D deficiency and elevated alkaline phosphatase levels posed the greatest risk for transient post-operative tetany. The authors are from the Noguchi Thyroid Clinic in Beppu, Oita, Japan.

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