Management of the single thyroid nodule

Laszlo Hegedüs and Finn N. Bennedbæk

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

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ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI:

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Management of the single thyroid nodule

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The main concern of patients and physicians alike, when dealing with the solitary thyroid nodule, is to diagnose the few cancers (approximately 5%) as rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, and to reduce superfluous thyroid surgery. Management has changed in recent years, but differences prevail as shown by an investigation among European thyroidologists (1). This chapter focuses on the palpably discrete swelling within an otherwise normal gland in the clinically and biochemically euthyroid patient (2, 3). The toxic nodule is dealt with in Chapter 3.3.11, and thyroid malignancy in Chapters 3.5.4–3.5.7.

Chapter.  4277 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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