Five-year follow-up results after treatment of low-, intermediate- and high-risk thyroid cancer by combined thyroidectomy and radio ablation therapy in euthyroidism

Nikos Emmanouilidis, Wolfram H. Knapp, Jürgen Klempnauer & Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Scheumann
Background: Differentiated thyroid cancer treatment usually consists of thyroidectomy as a first step and radio ablation therapy (RAT) by 131iodine as a second step. RAT is usually performed 4 to 6 weeks after surgery and levo-thyroxine (L-T4) withdrawal in a state of distinct hypothyroidism. The first[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]