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ophtalmic graves

M Claret-Gardette, M L Lalanne-Mistrih, B Verges, P Goudet, J M Brun, P Cougard
AIM OF THE STUDY: To determine if thyroïd surgery increase or not the eye symptoms in patients with Graves'ophtalmopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included between 1981 and 2001 two groups of patients: - group 1 : 24 patients who underwent thyroid surgery, - group 2 : 13 patients who were treated only by antithyroid drugs. Eye signs were evaluated according to the "NOSPECS" classification. The effect of the thyroid surgery and the medical treatment were evaluated with the NOSPECS classification modified by Orgiazzi in order to allow quantitative comparative data...
March 2003: Annales de Chirurgie
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