Thyroid nodules.


Thyroid nodules are commonly encountered in clinical practice. They are present in 4 to 7% of the population by neck palpation and 30 to 50% by ultrasonography. Most are benign and could be neglected by the clinician and his patient. However, 5% of nodules are malignant, requiring surgical treatment; therefore, an exhaustive evaluation is needed. The… (More)