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Thyroid Nodule

  • Melissa BoltzEmail author
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Abstract

Thyroid nodules are common in the general population, and approximately 7% are found on physical examination. More often than not they are identified incidentally with imaging for other disease processes. The prevalence of nodules increases with age and is higher in women than men. Due to the large incidence of thyroid nodules, a concise algorithm to the approach of thyroid nodules is important.

Keywords

Thyroid Thyroid nodule Thyroid function Fine-needle aspiration Total thyroidectomy Neck ultrasonography Compressive symptoms Hyperthyroidism Bethesda system Cytology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryPenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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