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ea0019p96 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

When is subclinical hypothyroidism just subclinical?

Ratnasabapathy R , Baburaj R

A 58-year-old man was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism on routine biochemistry in primary care. His initial thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) was 10.7 mu/l, Free T4 (fT4) 24 pmol/l and thyroid peroxidase antibody negative. He was treated with levothyroxine and doses escalated due to elevated TSH (9.6–20.58 mu/l) and low fT4 (12.0–24.9 pmol/l). Despite good adherence to treatment his TSH was persistently raised and hence he wa...

ea0019p379 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

Evaluation of thyroid ultrasound requests and fine needle aspiration in Northwest London Trust Hospital

Ratnasabapathy R , Bakshi J , De Silva A , Baburaj R

Background: Thyroid cancer commonly presents as a new palpable thyroid nodule or increase in size of a pre-existing nodule. A multidisciplinary thyroid lump clinic was established in September 2008 enabling patients to have one-stop clinical, biochemical, radiological and cytological assessment for evaluation of thyroid nodules. This audit predates this period, aiming to provide background information for future audit.Aim: To evaluate the requests for th...