Long-Term Results of Fixed High-Dose I-131 Treatment for Toxic Nodular Goiter: Higher Euthyroidism Rates in Geriatric Patients


Aktas G. E. , TUROĞLU H. T. , ERDİL T. Y. , İNANIR S. , DEDE F.

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY, vol.24, no.3, pp.94-99, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mirt.57060
  • Title of Journal : MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-99

Abstract

Objective: Geriatric patient population has special importance due to particular challenges. In addition to the increase in incidence of toxic nodular goiter (TNG) with age, it has a high incidence in the regions of low-medium iodine intake such as in our country. The aim of this study was to evaluate the overall outcome of high fixed dose radioiodine (RAI) therapy, and investigate the particular differences in the geriatric patient population.