Autonomously functioning thyroid nodule.

  title={Autonomously functioning thyroid nodule.},
  author={Anil Kumar Sarda and Ajit Kumar Padhy and Aabha Sharma and Man M Kapur},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={82 2},
We report 408 cases of autonomously functioning thyroid nodule (AFTN); 85.5% occurred in female patients, for a male-female ratio of 1:6. Eighty-nine patients (21.8%) were hyperthyroid, 76 of them being female, also yielding a male-female ratio of 1:6. There was a linear increase in the incidence of hyperthyroidism with age and with an increase in the size of the nodule, especially for nodules more than 3 cm in diameter. There was a significantly higher incidence of hyperthyroidism for nodules… CONTINUE READING

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