A guide to the physiology and testing of thyroid function

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The safe patient for surgery is the euthyroid patient. Though urgent surgery on unstable thyroid patients can produce good results, it is everyone’s experience that the risk of surgery is increased in those who are dysthyroid. It is critical to the surgeon that the patient about to undergo surgery has normal thyroid function. Hence, an understanding of thyroid physiology and thyroid function tests is a great asset to every surgeon and especially an endocrine surgeon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndocrine Surgery
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780203912997
ISBN (Print)9780824742973
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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