Trial shows thyroidectomy is effective for Hashimoto disease

Total thyroidectomy removes the antigenic tissue and can lead to a cure, researcher says
Reuters Health
diagram of thyroid gland in the neck

Thyroidectomy is more effective than medical management for relieving persistent symptoms in euthyroid patients with Hashimoto disease, according to results from a Norwegian trial.

“Thyroidectomy should be the standard of care when the patient still has autoimmune symptoms persisting in a euthyroid state,” Dr Ivar Guldvog from Telemark Hospital, in Skien, said. “The main reason is that there is no alternative.”