JACOB J. SILVERMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JUAN E. WILSON, M.D.
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Thyroidectomy for hyperthyroidism today carries with it a low mortality and infrequent complications. The medical complications following thyroidectomy are well known and, with the use of iodine and antithyroid drugs, they have been reduced to a minimum. Thyroid crisis is rarely seen today. The incidence of tetany, myxedema, and recurrence of hyperthyroidism are complications which are becoming less frequent. We have recently encountered an unusual type of complication following thyroidectomy which, as far as we can determine, has not been previously reported. The patient was suffering from hyperthyroidism and a subtotal thyroidectomy was performed. Two days later, following a transfusion,
SILVERMAN JJ, WILSON JE. AN UNUSUAL COMPLICATION FOLLOWING THYROIDECTOMY: HEATSTROKE WITH PERMANENT CEREBELLAR DAMAGE1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1036–1041. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-4-1036
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(4):1036-1041.
Emergency Medicine, Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Thyroid Disorders.
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