What is the risk of malignancy associated with each diagnostic category of thyroid nodules?

Updated: Jan 09, 2018
  • Author: Steven K Dankle, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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The respective risk of malignancy associated with each diagnostic category is as follows:

  • Benign - < 1%

  • Atypia (AUS) - 5-10%

  • Follicular neoplasm - 20-30%

  • Suspicious for malignancy - 50-75%

  • Malignant - 100%


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