A Critical Reflection of British Thyroid Association (BTA) Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer
- Corresponding Author:
- Angelos Kyriacou
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester, UK
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 04, 2016; Accepted Date: May, 20, 2016; Published Date: May, 30, 2016
Citation: Kyriacou A, Vogiazanos E, Ghattamaneni S (2016) A Critical Reflection of British Thyroid Association (BTA) Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer. Thyroid Disorders Ther 5:204. doi:10.4172/2167-7948.1000204
Copyright: © 2016 Kyriacou A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The BTA guidelines for the management of thyroid nodules and cancer have been widely adopted in the UK. We have been applying them in our routine clinical practice for over a year now and we would like to share some of our experiences. Overall, we believe that they are having a positive impact on the management of these conditions, for example the U-classification of thyroid nodules allows for a more structured way of classifying nodules and communicating information. Nevertheless, we would like to highlight some areas of concern and which may form the focus of future modifications of the guidelines and/or research on this topic.