Thyroid Nodules: Diagnosis and management

Description

This review is based on original research articles, authoritative reviews and societal guidelines published in peer-reviewed journals indexed in the PubMed database from 1970 to February 2016, using the search terms “thyroid nodule”, “thyroid cancer”, “thyroid ultrasound” and “thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA)”.

Authors
Rosemary Wong, Stephen G Farrell, Mathis Grossmann

Type
1-hour Reading

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Lists and explain the four key components to a complete thyroid nodule assessment
  2. Recognise thyroid nodule ultrasound characteristics and estimate the risk of malignancy
  3. Coordinate adequate management of thyroid nodules

 

Focus
Thyroid nodules, thyroid function, thyroid cancer, clinical assessment, clinical history, examination, serum thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH), ultrasound, fine needle aspiration (FNA), goitre, hot nodule, thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, scintigraphy

Medical Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctors in Training (DIT), Junior Doctor, Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor, Endocrinologist

 

Medical Journal of Australia
N/A
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Endocrine System Diseases

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