Serum thyrotropin as a risk factor for thyroid malignancy in euthyroid subjects with thyroid micronodule.

@article{Moon2012SerumTA,
  title={Serum thyrotropin as a risk factor for thyroid malignancy in euthyroid subjects with thyroid micronodule.},
  author={Seong Su Moon and Young-Sil Lee and In-kyu Lee and Jung-Guk Kim},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={949-52}
}
BACKGROUND An elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level is a risk factor for differentiated thyroid cancer. The present study investigated whether TSH is a risk factor for thyroid microcarcinoma (TMC) in euthyroid subjects with a micronodule. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 483 euthyroid subjects (77 males patients, 406 females patients) with a thyroid micronodule were enrolled and underwent ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Serum TSH level was measured in every… CONTINUE READING
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