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ea0007oc21 | Thyroid | BES2004

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

Boelaert K , Horacek Y , Daykin J , Sheppard M , Franklyn J

1500 euthyroid patients (1302 females and 198 males, mean age 47.8) presenting with thyroid enlargement were evaluated by fine needle aspiration (FNAC) of the thyroid as the first line investigation. The final cytological or histological diagnosis was determined after surgery (n=556) or clinical follow-up for a minimum period of 2 years (mean 9.5 yrs, range 2-19 years). Goitre type was assessed clinically and classified as diffuse in 184, multinodular in 457 or solitary nodule...