Incidental thyroid abnormalities on carotid color doppler ultrasound: Frequency and clinical significance

Rad, M. P. and Zakavi, S. R. and Layegh, P. and Khooei, A. and Bahadori, A. (2015) Incidental thyroid abnormalities on carotid color doppler ultrasound: Frequency and clinical significance. Journal of Medical Ultrasound, 23 (1). pp. 25-28.

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Background: Thyroid nodules are often incidentally detected during physical examination, Doppler ultrasound of carotid artery, and other imaging modalities and there are many controversies about the management of these incidentalomas. We focused on incidental thyroid lesions during carotid ultrasound and evaluated their importance and suspected malignant features. Patients and methods: The thyroid gland was evaluated for any nodule(s) following carotid Doppler ultrasound in 290 patients. If there was an abnormal finding in the thyroid ultrasound, the patient was referred to an endocrinologist and after clinical and laboratory evaluation, fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy was done if required. Results: We found an abnormal thyroid in 63 (21.8) patients and 57 (19.6) of patients had incidental thyroid nodules; these were mainly in women and older patients. Based on size and ultrasound findings of the nodules, 28 (44.4 of abnormal thyroids) patients were referred for fine-needle aspiration biopsy and 15 patients agreed with this procedure. Aspiration cytology showed two nondiagnostic samples (13.3), 10 benign lesions (66.6), two follicular cell lesions (13.3), and one (6.6) Hürthle cell neoplasm lesion. Conclusion: Thyroid evaluation during carotid ultrasound has little benefits. © 2014.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :5 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: JMEUE Correspondence Address: Bahadori, A.; Department of Radiology, Imam Reza Hospital, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carotid artery Duplex Doppler ultrasound Fine-needle aspiration Thyroid nodule thyrotropin adult aged Article Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology clinical feature color ultrasound flowmetry controlled study cytopathology disease classification endocrinologist female fine needle aspiration biopsy human human tissue major clinical study male oncocytoma sex difference thyroid follicle cell thyroid hyperplasia thyroid parafollicular cell thyroiditis
Subjects: WK Endocrine System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2020 06:16
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2020 06:16

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