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Classical thyroidectomy for Basedow's disease

M Vix, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2014;14(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4041

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Basedow’s disease is an autoimmune disease characterized by a metabolic imbalance resulting from the overproduction of thyroid hormones (thyrotoxicosis). It is 8 times more common in women than in men, and occurs most frequently between the ages of 20 and 40, and has a familial tendency. This is the case of a 30-year-old woman presenting with Basedow’s disease who undergoes a classical thyroidectomy.