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Endocrine Abstracts (2015) 37 EP916 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.37.EP916

ECE2015 Eposter Presentations Thyroid cancer (90 abstracts)

Differentiated thyroid carcinoma prevalence in the Graves' disease; Akdeniz University experience

Mustafa Kemal Balci , Birsen Unsal Koyuncu , Safiye Arık , Cumhur Arıcı , Ramazan Sarı & Hasan Ali Altunbaş

Akdeniz University Medical Faculty, Antalya, Turkey.

Objective: The frequency of differentiated thyroid cancer in the Graves’ disease are controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of thyroid cancers in patients operated because of Graves’ disease.

Subjects and methods: Sixty-six patients in whom thyroidectomy was performed because of Graves’ disease between 2001 and 2012 were evaluated retrospectively. Patients who had received radioactive iodine treatment and external irradiation treatment in the neck region and who had had thyroid surgery previously were not included in the study.

Results: Thyroid nodule was absent in 17 (25.8%) of 66 Graves’ patients. There was one thyroid nodule in 17 (25.8%) patients, two thyroid nodules in 13 (19.7%) patients, three thyroid nodules in 13 (19,7%) patients, four thyroid nodules in 4 (6.1%) patients, and five and over in 2 (3%) patients. Thirteen (19.7%) patients had thyroid cancer in the s patients. The rate of thyroid cancer was 17.6% (n=17) in the Graves’ patients who had no nodule, whereas it was statistically not different from other graves patients with nodules. The risk of thyroid cancer didn’t increased significantly in the presence of nodule.

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