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Usefulness of different ultrasound features of malignancy in predicting the type of thyroid lesions: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.

Authors
  • Woliński, Kosma
  • Szkudlarek, Małgorzata
  • Szczepanek-Parulska, Ewelina
  • Ruchała, Marek
Type
Published Article
Journal
Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
124
Issue
3
Pages
97–104
Identifiers
PMID: 24473342
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ultrasound features considered to be predictors of malignancy seem to be valuable for preliminary evaluation of thyroid nodules and referral for FNAB. However, they should always be interpreted with caution because none of them allows to reliably differentiate malignant from benign nodules.

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