Enlarged Thyroid? Proceed With Caution

December 31, 2006

When you examine patients withGraves disease, be careful when youpalpate the enlarged thyroid gland.

When you examine patients withGraves disease, be careful when youpalpate the enlarged thyroid gland.Rough handling of the gland can producean iatrogenic thyroid storm.1-- Mohammed M. Basha, MD
   Gainesville, Fla

References:

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Yoshida D. Thyroid storm precipitated by trauma.

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1996;14:697-701.