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Elastosonographic evaluation of thyroid nodules in acromegaly.

Authors
  • Scacchi, Massimo
  • Andrioli, Massimiliano
  • Carzaniga, Chiara
  • Vitale, Giovanni
  • Moro, Mirella
  • Poggi, Luca
  • Pecori Giraldi, Francesca
  • Fatti, Letizia M
  • Cavagnini, Francesco
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Endocrinology
Publisher
Bioscientifica
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2009
Volume
161
Issue
4
Pages
607–613
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1530/EJE-09-0558
PMID: 19666699
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study has demonstrated a high prevalence of stiff thyroid nodules in acromegaly, greater than that found in non-acromegalic goitrous subjects. In acromegalics, hard nodules appeared not to be malignant on cytopathological examination and are probably of fibrous nature. Thus, US-E appears to be of limited value for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer in acromegaly.

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