How are history and physical findings used in the management of thyroid nodules?

Updated: Jan 09, 2018
  • Author: Steven K Dankle, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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A comprehensive history and physical examination provides the foundation for decision making in the management of thyroid nodules. A number of features in the patient's history and physical examination significantly influence the statistical probability of malignancy in a thyroid nodule.


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