Thyroid-related emergencies are caused by overt dysfunction of the gland which are so severe that require admission to intensive care units (ICU) frequently. Nonetheless, in the ICU setting, it is crucial to differentiate patients with non-thyroidal illness and alterations in thyroid function tests from those with intrinsic thyroid disease. This review presents and discusses the main etiopathogenetical and clinical aspects of hypothyroid coma (HC) and thyrotoxic storm (TS), including therapeutic strategy flow-charts. Furthermore, a special chapter is dedicated to the approach to massive goiter, which represents a surgical thyroid emergency.

Papi, G., Corsello, S. M., Pontecorvi, A., Clinical concepts on thyroid emergencies, <<FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY>>, 2014; 5 (Luglio): 1-5. [doi:10.3389/fendo.2014.00102] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/61350]

Clinical concepts on thyroid emergencies

Papi, Giampaolo;Corsello, Salvatore Maria;Pontecorvi, Alfredo
2014

Abstract

Thyroid-related emergencies are caused by overt dysfunction of the gland which are so severe that require admission to intensive care units (ICU) frequently. Nonetheless, in the ICU setting, it is crucial to differentiate patients with non-thyroidal illness and alterations in thyroid function tests from those with intrinsic thyroid disease. This review presents and discusses the main etiopathogenetical and clinical aspects of hypothyroid coma (HC) and thyrotoxic storm (TS), including therapeutic strategy flow-charts. Furthermore, a special chapter is dedicated to the approach to massive goiter, which represents a surgical thyroid emergency.
2014
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Papi, G., Corsello, S. M., Pontecorvi, A., Clinical concepts on thyroid emergencies, <<FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY>>, 2014; 5 (Luglio): 1-5. [doi:10.3389/fendo.2014.00102] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/61350]
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