Preoperative measurement of serum thyroglobulin to predict malignancy in thyroid nodules: a systematic review.

@article{Trimboli2015PreoperativeMO,
  title={Preoperative measurement of serum thyroglobulin to predict malignancy in thyroid nodules: a systematic review.},
  author={Pierpaolo Trimboli and Giorgio Treglia and Luca Giovanella},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  year={2015},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={247-52}
}
Several articles have assessed the role of preoperative serum thyroglobulin (Tg) as predictor of malignancy of thyroid nodules, with particular focus on nodules with indeterminate cytology. However, the role of serum Tg as diagnostic marker remains unclear. The aim of the study was to perform a systematic review to add more evidence-based data on this topic. A comprehensive literature search was conducted to find relevant published articles on this topic. MeSH terms were: "thyroglobulin" and… CONTINUE READING