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Progress in Pediatrics
September 1940

SURGICAL AND MEDICAL TREATMENT OF EXOPHTHALMIC GOITER OF CHILDREN: LATE RESULTS

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Section on Pediatrics, the Mayo Clinic. Read at the meeting of the American Pediatric Society, Skytop, Pa., May 2, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(3):677-684. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000030209023
Abstract

Since the year 1908, 171 children have been treated for exophthalmic goiter at the Mayo Clinic. A follow-up study was undertaken to determine the later status of these children. Of the entire group of 171, reports were secured from 163 patients. Of these 163, 138 had been treated surgically and 25 had been treated medically. The ratio of females to males for the entire group of 171 patients was 7.5 to 1 (table 1).

The ages of the 163 patients from whom late reports were received at the time of treatment are recorded in table 2. As is to be expected, the disease is to be found in the greater number of patients in the late years of childhood. It is also evident, however, that exophthalmic goiter was found among a fair number of very young children. If the time of onset of the disease is considered, it is evident

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