G. W. GRIER, M.D.
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The indication for radiation treatment in goiter is hyperthyroidism, the contraindication is a normal or a minus metabolic rate. The exceptions to this rule are malignancy of the thyroid or inoperable intrathoracic thyroid. In the first instance, radiation may be used to supplement operative measures or as a primary treatment. In either case the prognosis is very grave. In intrathoracic goiter either with or without hyperthyroidism if operation is considered inadvisable, radiation should be instituted in an effort to reduce the size of the gland and relieve the pressure symptoms. In all other conditions of the thyroid gland radiation should
G. W. GRIER. X-ray Treatment of Goiter. Ann Intern Med. 1927;1:241–246. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-4-241
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(4):241-246.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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