The place of surgery in nodular thyroid disease.

  title={The place of surgery in nodular thyroid disease.},
  author={David M. Dent and Angus D. Miller and Jan Hendrik Louw},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={49 10},
The case records of 419 patients undergoing thyroidectomy for nodular goitre are examined in the light of the final pathology and the incidence of carcinoma. In patients presenting with a clinically single nodule, the incidence of carcinoma was 10%; in multinodular goitres this incidence was 4%. A policy for the surgical treatment of nodular goitre is proposed. 

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