Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-7948

Arzu Tatlıpınar

Arzu Tatlıpınar
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research and Trainining Hospital, Ear Nose and Throat Clinic,

  • Review Article
    The Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules
    Author(s): Arzu Tatlıpınar and İlkay KartalArzu Tatlıpınar and İlkay Kartal

    Thyroid noduler disease is a common clinical problem. A wide variety of pathologic conditions, including neoplastic, hyperplastic, and inflammatory diseases can lead to nodular enlargement of the thyroid. The high prevalence of thyroid nodules requires evidence-based rational strategies for their differential diagnosis, risk satisfaction, treatment, and follow-up. The main point of the approach of the thyroid nodule is detection of the malignant nodules and deciding for the surgical treatment. Physical examination, laboratory investigation, thyroid imaging and cytology can be used to evaluate thyroid nodules. After detection of thyroid nodule by physical examination or ultrasonography, thyroid function tests and fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy should be implemented. Although FNA cytology is gold standard method to evaluate thyroid nodules, experience is needed. Hence, if the .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7948.1000181

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