When a thyroid abnormality is palpable. What it means and what you should do.

Abstract

Clinicians faced with a palpable thyroid abnormality should ascertain whether there is evidence of thyroid dysfunction, concern for malignancy, and symptoms of obstruction. In the vast majority of cases, laboratory assessment of the thyroid with an sTSH assay establishes the presence or absence of thyroid dysfunction. In a nodular thyroid gland, fine-needle… (More)

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