alexa Changing concepts in the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

Author(s): Gharib H

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Thyroid nodules are extremely common, affecting from 4% to 7% of the population. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is the most accurate and cost-effective technique for nodule diagnosis. It is simple, safe, and should be the first test used in patient work-up. Routine thyroxine (T4) suppressive therapy is no longer recommended for cytologically benign nodules. T4 suppression can cause or aggravate osteoporosis, especially in postmenopausal women. New data on T4 suppressive therapy, cost analysis, and nodule guidelines are reviewed.

This article was published in Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am and referenced in Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

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