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ea0049ep1235 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Therapeutic plasma exchange in the treatment of hyperthyroidism

Piskinpasa Hamide , Mert Meral , Dural Ahmet Cem , Karakaya Pinar , Kursat Firuze Midi , Okuturlar Yildiz , Ozdemir Bahar

Preoperative preparation of the hyperthyroid patient for thyroidectomy is imperative to avoid perioperative complications due to severe thyrotoxicosis. 24-years old woman was admitted at our clinic for uncontrolled GravesÂ’ disease. In our case, agranulocytosis introduced by propylthiouracil. Therefore, surgery was the only chance of an effective therapy. In cases when the patient is unresponsive to medical therapy or when such therapy is contraindicated, therapeutic plasm...