B-ENT

Management of thyroid nodules

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Ste Anne-St Remi Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

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ENT Department, Head and Neck Oncology Program. Centre du Cancer, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

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Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

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Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, CHU Saint-Pierre, Brussels, Belgium

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Department of Otolaryngology, CHU Charleroi, Charleroi

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Department of Otolaryngology, H. Hartziekenhuis, Roeselare

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Internal Medicine Department, Endocrine-Metabolic Unit, Brussels

B-ENT 2007; 3: Supplement 93-102
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Management of thyroid nodules. These Belgian guidelines for ENT surgeons about thyroid nodules were elaborated in the light of personal practical experience and the recent advances in diagnosis and management described in the literature. Thyroid nodules are a common finding, particularly in women and in areas of iodine depletion. The prevalence in the general population averages 3 to 7% on palpation and almost 50% on ultrasound. The major difficulty facing the clinician is how best to assess and manage these thyroid nodules. The authors have attempted to simplify the assessment of thyroid nodules, to classify them, and to present the most common current therapeutic management options.

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