Analysis of 131I therapy in 71 patients with hyperthyroidism
WANG Ping; CHEN Zequan;
WANG Yuanzhi; YE Shiqing
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of Panzhihua Iron and Steel Company, Panzhihua 617023, China.
Objective To evaluate the clinical significance of iodine-131 treatment in patients with hyperthyroidism. Methods The dose of 131I was determined according to thyroid absorption of 131I at 24 hrs post administration and thyroid weight estimated in ECT examination. Results One dose cure rate of 131I treatment was 96% (68/71). Hypothyroidism occurred in 3 of 71 patients (4%) in one year after administration. No other serious complication was observed. Conclusion The therapeutic effect of 131I in treating hyperthyroidism was quite encouraging. The administration regime was also simple. (Asian J Nucl Med 2001;1:55-56)
Key words : Hyperthyroidism; Therapy; 131I; Dose
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