Cystic thyroid nodules. The dilemma of malignant lesions.

A retrospective study of 221 surgically resected thyroid nodules disclosed that 71 (32%) were cystic and 150 (68%) were solid lesions. Ultrasonography correctly characterized cystic nodules in all but one case. Comparing cystic and solid nodules, there were no differences in patient demographics (mean ages, 47.7 +/- 1.8 SEM vs 45.9 +/- 1.2 years; sex, 78… CONTINUE READING