Clinico Pathological Study of Thyroid Swellings- A Case Series Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 11235-11241
AbstractBackground: A thyroid enlargement whether diffuse or in the form of nodules have to be investigated to rule out neoplasm. FNAC is the first line of investigation. USG and TFT are also used. The cases which are at high risk are considered for surgery.
Objectives: incidence of various thyroid swellings, benign versus malignant lesions and to correlate the clinical diagnosis with that of pathological diagnosis.
Material and methods: A case series study of 60 patients attending surgical OPD/IPD with symptoms of thyroid swelling in NMCH, Patna. Study duration of Two years. After detailed history, thorough clinical examination was carried out. All the patient underwent routine investigations, TFT, FNAC, USG Neck.
Conclusion: Thyroid swellings are more common in females. They occur in 3rd and 4th decade most commonly. FNAC is very useful in the diagnosis. The main indications of surgery are cosmetic problem, pressure effect symptoms and suspicion of malignancy.
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