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2016 Month : December Volume : 2 Issue : 2 Page : 1-5

ROLE OF ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN THE EVALUATION OF THYROID NODULES WITH FNAC CORRELATION.

Surabhi Chakraborty1, Prashantha Ishwar2

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Surabhi Chaktraborty,
R. No. 42,
K 3 Hostel,
AHRE, Bellur,
Nagamangala.
E-mail: drsurabhichakraborty77.bc@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

To ascertain different morphologic patterns of clinically palpable thyroid nodule by ultrasound. To correlate ultrasound findings with FNAC and to evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound in differentiating benign and malignant thyroid nodules.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

This is a prospective, diagnostic study. The study period is from October 2014 till July 2016. Patients of all age groups and both sexes.

 

RESULTS

Out of 100 patients evaluated by USG, 80 were diagnosed to be benign thyroid nodules, 20 were malignant thyroid nodules. After FNAC correlation, 82 cases were found to be benign thyroid nodules and 18 were malignant thyroid nodules.

CONCLUSION

Among benign thyroid nodules benign multinodular goiter were most common followed by benign colloid nodule. Among malignant nodules, papillary carcinoma was most common followed by follicular carcinoma. Thyroid nodules were common in the female of age group 31-40 years compared to male population. USG is safe radiation free cost effective fairly accurate investigation of choice in any patient presenting with clinically suspecting thyroid nodule. It also helped to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions. Associated with FNAC correlation it helps in early diagnosis and management.

KEYWORDS 

USG-Ultrasonography.

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