The incidence of thyroid carcinoma in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and solitary cold nodules.

@article{Ott1985TheIO,
  title={The incidence of thyroid carcinoma in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and solitary cold nodules.},
  author={Rudolf A Ott and D B Calandra and Anne R McCall and Kaushal Hemendra Shah and Amanda M. Lawrence and Edward Paloyan},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={1202-6}
}
The reported incidence of thyroid carcinoma in Hashimoto's thyroiditis varies widely. For this reason the specific subpopulation of patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and a solitary cold nodule was analyzed. Between 1972 and 1984 we operated on 146 consecutive patients with solitary cold nodules and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. There were 47 carcinomas, for an incidence of 32%. The mean age of the 146 patients was 43 1/2 years (median 44 years), with 126 females and 20 males. There was a history… CONTINUE READING

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