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ea0015p342 | Thyroid | SFEBES2008

Triumvirate contribution of ultrasound characteristics, clinical risk and TSH in predicting neoplasia in thyroid nodules

Hatton Rebecca , Bravis Vassiliki , Lingam Ravi , Qarib Mohammad , Devendra Devasenan

The prevalence of thyroid nodules is extraordinarily common. An increase in the use of head and neck imaging, including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and carotid Dopplers, has increased the number of non-palpable thyroid nodules identified. For most patients, their thyroid disease is non-neoplastic and asymptomatic. The challenge in the management of thyroid nodules is identifying patients with clinically significant disease, most notably thyroid neoplasia, without exce...