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Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 173–181 | Cite as

Thyroid Incidentaloma

  • Seema Singh
  • Anutosh Singh
  • A. K. Khanna
Original Article

Abstract

Because of emerging investigation modalities many of the thyroid lesions are picked up and that poses a big dilemma about management of such lesions. Majority of these lesions especially in iodine-deficient regions, are not significant and may be only followed up without any active treatment but, sometimes the small lesions may be microcarcinoma. This article discusses about the reliability of clinical examination of neck for detection of such lesions, the controversy of such lesion being benign or malignant, and how to evaluate these lesions and the recommendation as per American Thyroid Association guidelines.

Keywords

Thyroid Carcinoma Benign Microcarcinoma Guidelines Incidentaloma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General Surgery, Institute of Medical SciencesBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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