Thyroid scintigraphy: an old tool is still the gold standard for an effective diagnosis of autonomously functioning thyroid nodules

Rosa Maria Paragliola, Cinzia Carrozza, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Salvatore Maria Corsello, Francesca Ianni, Germano Perotti, Alessandro Prete, Maria Pia Ricciato, Massimo Salvatori

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Abstract

Patients with autonomously functioning thyroid nodules (AFTN) may not have an abnormal TSH value, particularly in iodine-deficient areas. Aim: To verify the accuracy of TSH as screening test in detecting AFTN and to evaluate ultrasonographic features of thyroid nodules which have resulted autonomously functioning at thyroid scintigraphy (TS).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reference Standards
  • Thyroid Function Tests
  • Thyroid Gland
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyrotropin

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