volume 57, issue 4, P292-306 2013
DOI: 10.1590/s0004-27302013000400004
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Abstract: ABSTRACTObjective: To establish the frequency of U Tg (undetectable pre-ablation thyroglobulin) in TgAbnegative patients and to evaluate the outcome in the follow-up. Subjects and methods: We retrospectively reviewed 335 patients' records. Twenty eight patients (9%) had U Tg. Mean follow--up was 42 ± 38 months. All subjects had undergone total thyroidectomy, and lymph nodes were positive in 13 (46%) patients. Tg and TgAb levels were measured 4 weeks after surgery by IMA technology in hypothyroid state. No evi…

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