Determinants of thyroid volume as measured by ultrasonography in healthy adults in a non-iodine deficient area.

@article{Berghout1987DeterminantsOT,
  title={Determinants of thyroid volume as measured by ultrasonography in healthy adults in a non-iodine deficient area.},
  author={Arie Berghout and Wilmar Maarten Wiersinga and Nico J Smits and J L Touber},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={1987},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={273-80}
}
Thyroid volume was measured by ultrasonography in 50 healthy adults (25 males, 25 females, age 20-70 years) living in the non-iodine deficient area of Amsterdam. Thyroid volume was 10.7 +/- 4.6 ml (mean +/- SD, range 2.7-20.4 ml). No relation was found between thyroid volume and any of the following parameters: plasma TSH, T4, T3, thyroglobulin (Tg), urinary iodine excretion, tobacco and alcohol consumption. Thyroid volume in males (12.7 +/- 4.4 ml) was greater than in females (8.7 +/- 3.9 ml… CONTINUE READING