Thyroid nodules: time to stop over-reporting normal findings and update consensus guidelines

  title={Thyroid nodules: time to stop over-reporting normal findings and update consensus guidelines},
  author={Michael S. Hofman},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • M. Hofman
  • Published 25 September 2013
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
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