Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis, or lymphomatous thyroiditis, is an inflammatory disease of the thyroid gland of autoimmune nature when antibodies and lymphocytes are formed in the human organism and damage the thyroid gland cells. (Normally, antibodies are created as a response to foreign substances).
Usually, autoimmune thyroiditis happens in patients aged 40-50 and women are affected 10 times more often than men. This is the most common thyroid gland inflammatory disease that requires medical treatment. And recently more and more young patients and children suffer from autoimmune thyroiditis.
Autoimmune thyroiditis is diagnosed based on the illness history, individual medical condition. Increased amount of lymphocytes is detected in the general blood analysis along with small amount of leukocytes. The hormones level of the thyroid gland raises at a hyperthyroidism stage with depression of the gland function, the hormones amount diminishes in blood. Along with that, the level of the hypophysis hormone, thyrotropin, raises. The changes are detected in the immunogram. They find a swollen gland during the ultrasonic examination and its irregularity in case of the ganglion form of thyroiditis. They detect a big amount of lymphocytes and other cells that are typical for autoimmune lymphadenoid thyroiditis with the help of biopsy (examination of a small piece of the thyroid gland tissue with a microscope).
The German endocrinology centers offer a highly efficient treatment of thyroiditis treatment. Hashimoto thyroiditis treatment (medicamental). Thyrostatics (thiamazol, mercazolilum) and beta-adrenoceptor antagonists are prescribed in case of excessive function of the thyroid gland.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to lower the antibodies secretion:
Prognosis for a disease is satisfactory. The disease is slowly progressing. Timely instituted treatment essentially slows down the process and allows achieving long-lasting remission of the disease.
Thyroid gland disorders are widely spread, they are the reason of various symptoms. Approximately 115,000 surgeries are performed on the thyroid gland in Germany each year. Many people don’t know about their disease and do not seek treatment because the typical goiter is not always present.
Thorough diagnosis is required to detect the reason and extent of a disease. Diagnosis includes compilation of the disease history (anamnesis), clinical blood test, ultrasonic and radioisotopic examination (scintigraphy) if certain diseases are present. Particular treatment method is recommended based on the data of these examinations.
In case of thyroiditis, open surgical treatment of the thyroid and parathyroid glands are carried out in the specialized surgical centers.
Due to close cooperation with pathologists, an urgent histological examination is possible during the operation with an immediate diagnosis or a planned histological examination with a diagnosis not more than 36 hours later.
Medical services in the field of the thyroid gland surgery in Germany:
We offer you the whole range of surgeries in our center in Berlin that are performed in case of the thyroid and parathyroid glands disorders:
- Any malignant and benign diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, including:
- Surgical treatment in case of Basedow’s disease (autoimmune disease)
- Surgical treatment in case of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (autoimmune inflammation)
- Repeated surgery (condition after the first surgery)
- Surgical treatment in case of “diving” goiter (spreading into the chest)
- Surgical treatment in case of genetic diseases that affect the thyroid or parathyroid glands
- Primary and secondary hyperfunction of the parathyroid glands
- We have wide experience of surgical procedures on old people and children.
- In case of the appropriate indications, operations are performed using a minimally invasive method with video assistance.
All surgical treatment procedures that are performed on the parathyroid gland involve determining the parathyroid hormone level. The parathyroid hormone is produced by the parathyroid glands. If its concentration in the patient’s blood diminishes after removal of the affected gland, we can resume that the surgery was successful even before its end. This is an important tactical help for a surgeon during long-lasting surgeries.
It is not possible to cover all the aspects of the thyroiditis treatment in Germany. Our medical expert will provide you with all the necessary information and will help to choose the best clinic for the endocrine disorders treatment in Germany. You are welcome to call us in case you have any questions.