Endocrine tumors: evaluation of the thyroid nodule.


Journal Article (Review)

Thyroid nodules are found in 4 to 7% of the population, and with the increased use of radiographic methods, incidental nodules are becoming more prevalent. Only 5% of all nodules will be malignant, and thyroid cancer accounts for only 0.4% of all cancer deaths. The preferred diagnostic approach is early referral, avoidance of numerous radiologic evaluations, and early performance fine-needle aspiration. This article reviews the literature of the last 12 months and discusses some of the new molecular, genetic, and immunostaining techniques in the evaluation of thyroid nodules.

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Cited Authors

  • Roman, SA

Published Date

  • January 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 66 - 70

PubMed ID

  • 12490764

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12490764

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-703X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-8746

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00001622-200301000-00010


  • eng