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Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 42--47

Management of thyroid nodules in adults


Dukhabandhu Naik, K Felix Jebasingh, Nihal Thomas 
 Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Dukhabandhu Naik
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India

Thyroid nodule is an abnormal growth of thyroid cells that form a lump in the thyroid gland. The prevalence rate is dependent on the mode of diagnosis and increases with use of ultrasound. A thyroid nodule may be either single or multiple and the majority are asymptomatic and benign in nature. The clinical features of thyrotoxicosis are seen in those with a toxic thyroid nodule. Thyroid ultrasound is the imaging of choice for assessing the location, numbers, and size of the thyroid nodules and also the background of thyroid parenchyma. Ultrasound elastography, fine needle aspiration biopsy and molecular tests further aid in diagnosis and planning of treatment. Surgical excision is the therapeutic intervention of choice.


How to cite this article:
Naik D, Jebasingh K F, Thomas N. Management of thyroid nodules in adults.Curr Med Issues 2018;16:42-47


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Naik D, Jebasingh K F, Thomas N. Management of thyroid nodules in adults. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 21 ];16:42-47
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