## Langzeiterfolg der Zweit- und Dritttherapie mit Radioiod bei der Autoimmunthyreopathie vom Typ Morbus Basedow

### Long term success of patients with Graves´disease treated with a second or third radioiodine therapy

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• The influencing factors long on term success of initial radioiodine therapy are controversialy discussed. Aim of this project was to analyse the long term results in patients with Graves´disease treated with a second or third radioiodine therapy. The collected data was then compared to the results of the first radioiodine therapy. In this retrospective study the data of 106 patiens was collected. All individuall suffered from Graves disease and were treated with a second or third radiodine therapy. Thyroid volume, iodine turnover andThe influencing factors long on term success of initial radioiodine therapy are controversialy discussed. Aim of this project was to analyse the long term results in patients with Graves´disease treated with a second or third radioiodine therapy. The collected data was then compared to the results of the first radioiodine therapy. In this retrospective study the data of 106 patiens was collected. All individuall suffered from Graves disease and were treated with a second or third radiodine therapy. Thyroid volume, iodine turnover and thyrostatic medication were identified to be predictive influencing variables on long term success of the second radiodine therapy. Due to a lack of a statistical relevant number of patient we were unable to investigate if a certain gender or age predisposed to a relapse with need of a second or third radiodine intervention. In this study the thyroid function had no influence on the clinical outcome. However, before entering the therapeutic regime, a balanced hormone level has to be reached due to the higher iodine turnover on hyperthyroid patients. We concluded that further variables which are still partially unknown influence the outcome of the radiodine therapy essentially. As a consequence of this investigation an increase of the target dose at initial radioiodine therapy to 250 – 300 Gy seems reasonable because this dosage was successful during the second radiodine therapy. This could result in a significant reduction of the relapserate.