Frequency of Malignancy in solitary thyroid nodule in bir hospital

Thapa P, Limbu P Shrestha D., Yadav LK,

Abstract


Introduction: Solitary thyroid nodule is the commonest endocrine problem worldwide. Clinical assessment with identification of risk factors for malignancy remains the fundamental basis for the selection of patients for surgery.

Methods: This is a prospective hospital based study, In this study 50 patients with solitary thyroid nodule were studied.

Results: Out of 50 patients 14 were male and 36 were female. Male female ratio was 1:2.6. No geographical preponderance is seen in this study. The frequency of malignancy in solitary thyroid nodule was 26%. Among malignancies papillary carcinoma was found to be the commonest.

Conclusion: The frequency of malignancy in solitary thyroid nodule in this study was 26%. Among the malignancies papillary carcinoma was the most common (76.9%).

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