Postoperative radioiodine ablation more effective than thyroidectomy alone in Graves’ orbitopathy

Recent study results showed greater improvement in Graves’ orbitopathy with the use of radioiodine ablation of post-thyroidectomy remnants after treatment with recombinant human serum thyrotropin.“Our results indicate that postoperative radioiodine ablation is more effective than thyroidectomy alone in inducing earlier and steadier [Graves’ orbitopathy] improvement,” Mariacarla Moleti, MD, PhD, of the department of clinical and experimental medicine, section of endocrinology, at the University of Messina, Italy, and colleagues wrote. 

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