Thyrotoxicosis induced by amiodarone.

J Sousa, V Rocha, I Silvestre, E V Pereira, M Alacatrão, F F Ferreira, F Raposo


The Authors report a case of toxic multinodular goiter induced by longstanding administration of Amiodarone, in which the option was near total thyroidectomy for control of toxic symptoms without withdrawal of the antiarhuthmic drug. In this case, the post-operative period was complicated by compressive cervical hematoma, which was managed by performing an emergent tracheostomy.

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