ISSN: 1301-2193 E-ISSN: 1308-9846
  • Turkish Journal of
    Endocrinology and Metabolism
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules: Incidence and Distribution of Thyroid Cancer - Original Article
Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules: Incidence and Distribution of Thyroid Cancer - Original Article
Makale Dili: EN
ABSTRACT

Summary

Thyroid nodules are a common problem in clinical practice, they are usually benign; only about 5% of these nodules harbor malignancy. It is important to identify those that are likely to be malignant. The majority of thyroid cancers are papillary cancers, and also, follicular, medullary and anaplastic cancers may be seen. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the patients with nodular goiter who were followed up in our hospital and to examine the ratio of thyroid cancer in thyroid nodules and the distribution of tumor types. 2072 patients (1710 females, 362 males) who were followed up for euthyroid nodular thyroid disease were included in the study. The frequency of patients to whom thyroidectomy was applied and found to have thyroid cancer was examined. And also, the distribution of different types of cancer in 126 patients with thyroid cancer was evaluated. It was determined that 58.7% of patients had papillary cancer, 23.0% had follicular cancer, 12.6% had medullary cancer, and 5.5% had anaplastic cancer. Ratios of the frequency and distribution of thyroid cancer among patients with nodular goiter are generally in agreement with the literature.
Keywords: Thyroid, nodule, cancer

ÖZET

Summary

Thyroid nodules are a common problem in clinical practice, they are usually benign; only about 5% of these nodules harbor malignancy. It is important to identify those that are likely to be malignant. The majority of thyroid cancers are papillary cancers, and also, follicular, medullary and anaplastic cancers may be seen. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the patients with nodular goiter who were followed up in our hospital and to examine the ratio of thyroid cancer in thyroid nodules and the distribution of tumor types. 2072 patients (1710 females, 362 males) who were followed up for euthyroid nodular thyroid disease were included in the study. The frequency of patients to whom thyroidectomy was applied and found to have thyroid cancer was examined. And also, the distribution of different types of cancer in 126 patients with thyroid cancer was evaluated. It was determined that 58.7% of patients had papillary cancer, 23.0% had follicular cancer, 12.6% had medullary cancer, and 5.5% had anaplastic cancer. Ratios of the frequency and distribution of thyroid cancer among patients with nodular goiter are generally in agreement with the literature.
Keywords: Thyroid, nodule, cancer