How are autonomously functioning thyroid nodules treated?

Updated: Jan 09, 2018
  • Author: Steven K Dankle, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Patients with solitary thyroid nodules associated with suppressed TSH levels, with overt or subclinical hyperthyroidism, do not require routine FNAB. In such cases, the patient may be referred to an endocrinologist to discuss iodine-131 treatment versus surgical intervention.


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