Development of metabolic syndrome after bilateral total thyroidectomy despite the l-t4 replacement therapy: A prospective study
1Department of General Surgery, İzmir Bozyaka Research and Training Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Nephrology, İzmir Bozyaka Research and Training Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
Keywords: Metabolic syndrome, total thyroidectomy, subclinical hypothyroidism, body mass index
Objectives: The literature about the frequency of metabolic syndrome in patients with multinodular goitre and a new onset of metabolic syndrome after total thyroidectomy is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of total thyroidectomy and thyroid hormones on a new onset of metabolic syndrome in patients who underwent total thyroidectomy and have received thyroid hormone replacement.
Material and Methods: Fifty-nine patients who underwent total thyroidectomy for multinodular goitre were included in this prospective study. Patients’ height, weight, and waist circumference were measured, and the body mass index was calculated. Peripheral blood samples were obtained preoperatively and at the 12th and 24th month after total thyroidectomy to examine the lipid profile, glucose homeostasis, and thyroid function tests.
Results: The lipid profile and blood pressure parameters deteriorated, and the mean body mass index and waist circumference with the metabolic syndrome rates significantly increased at the 12th and 24th months follow-up. Preoperative body mass index (Exp[B] 1.60; p=0.003) was independently associated with metabolic syndrome at the 2nd year after total thyroidectomyin a multivariate regression analysis.
Conclusion: The frequency and severity of MetS is high in adult patients with non-toxic multinodular goitre after total thyroidectomy. The frequency of metabolic syndrome increased in patients with a high body mass index after total thyroidectomy.
Cite this paper as: Zihni İ, Soysal V, Uslu A, Zengel B, Okut G, Aykas A, et al. Development of metabolic syndrome after bilateral total thyroidectomy despite the l-t4 replacement therapy: A prospective study. Turk J Surg 2018; 10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.3746.
Authors declared that the research was conducted according to the principles of the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects” (amended in October 2013).
Written informed consent was obtained from patients who participated in this study.
Concept - İ.Z., A.U.; Design - A.U.; Supervision - V.S., A.U.; Materials - B.Z., G.O.; Data Collection and/or Processing - B.Z., G.O., A.A.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - A.D. E.T.; Literature Search - E.T., A.U.; Writing Manuscript - İ.Z., A.U., E.T.; Critical Reviews - V.S., E.T.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.