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SOLITARY NODULE INVESTIGATION

Endocrinology

SOLITARY NODULE INVESTIGATION

Do US for all nodules. Same for incidentalomas.
1. Suspicious features on US - do FNA.
2. No suspicious features + high TSH (i.e. hypothyroid) - do free T4, anti-TPO antibodies, biopsy (high malignancy risk).
3. No suspicious features + low TSH (i.e. hyperthyroid) - do scintigraphy. If single + hot - stop!

( Ref: 2010 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists practice guidelines)


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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