A new strategy to estimate levothyroxine requirement after total thyroidectomy for benign thyroid disease

Rosa Maria Paragliola, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Salvatore Maria Corsello, Vincenzo Di Donna, Chiara De Waure, Maria Pia Ricciato

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Abstract

The current approach for calculating the starting dose of levothyroxine (LT4) after total thyroidectomy is based on the patient's body weight (BW). The aim of the study was to identify the major predictive factors of LT4 requirement and to elaborate a new method to improve the accuracy of the LT4 starting dose after total thyroidectomy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1759-1764
Number of pages6
JournalThyroid
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • levothyroxine
  • total thyroidectomy

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