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ea0005p273 | Thyroid | BES2003

Conventional withdrawal of thyroid suppression in differentiated thyroid carcinoma: How frequently are adequately raised TSH levels attained?

McLaughlin C , Hunter S , Bell P , McCance D , Sheridan B , Atkinson A

Radioactive iodine scanning and ablative radioactive therapy (RAI) are mainstays of follow-up and therapy in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma. TSH levels of 30 or greater are recommended as the levels required for effective use of RAI (see recent British Thyroid Association guidelines).To clarify our own practice we have studied 20 consecutive patients undergoing ablative RAI for thyroid carcinoma (10 papillary, 8 follicular and 2 mixed). The fourteen who had...