Endocrine Abstracts (2004) 7 OC21

Gender, age, goitre type and serum TSH level predict thyroid neoplasia in 1500 patients with thyroid enlargement investigated by FNAC

K Boelaert, Y Horacek, J Daykin, MC Sheppard & JA Franklyn

Division of Medical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

We confirmed FNAC to be an accurate test in the detection of thyroid neoplasia in a large UK cohort of patients. Age, gender, goitre type and TSH level at presentation, all contribute significantly to the prediction of thyroid neoplasia and malignancy.

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