Management of Resistant Hyperthyroidism Following Obesity Surgery
The number of bariatric surgical procedures performed in recent years has increased significantly, because bariatric surgery is still the most effective and permanent treatment for severe obesity. A comprehensive surgical screening by a multidisciplinary team of bariatric surgical patients is important in order to prepare patients for successful outcomes. Although postoperative thyrotoxicosis is rarely seen in morbidly obese patients, hyperthyroidism has not been reported. Bariatric surgery, especially malabsorptive type, may result in mineral deficiency and malabsorption of medications used in treatment, about which clinicians must be alert.
In this report, we aimed to present the difficulties in oral medical replacement treatment after thyroid surgery for hyperthyroidism in a patient with previous bariatric surgery.
KeywordsObesity Bariatric surgery Hyperthyroidism Management Hartley-Dunhill procedure
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