Experience in thyroid scintigraphy with Ethiopian patients.

  title={Experience in thyroid scintigraphy with Ethiopian patients.},
  author={Solomon Demena},
  journal={Ethiopian medical journal},
  volume={31 1},
One thousand and thirty-seven thyroid scintigraphy examinations done in the Nuclear Medicine Unit of Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia between December 1984 and September 1989 were analyzed to assess their diagnostic value. Thirty-one percent of the referrals were to investigate clinically detectable solitary nodules, and of these fifty-six percent had "cold" nodules and twenty-three percent "hot" nodules. Fifty-five percent of the referrals for evaluation of goitre were for… CONTINUE READING