The Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Nodules

Cosimo Durante, Giorgio Grani, Livia Lamartina, Sebastiano Filetti, Susan J. Mandel, David S. Cooper
  • JAMA, March 2018, American Medical Association (AMA)
  • DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.0898

The Diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules

What is it about?

The up-to-date recommendations for the management of thyroid nodules are examined to provide a guide for the diagnosis and a schedule for an effective follow-up.

Why is it important?

Thyroid nodules are common, and most are benign. The approach has shifted: now ultrasound determines the need for other exams, such as fine-needle aspiration biopsy and molecular testing, and the frequency of future examinations.


Dr. Giorgio Grani
Sapienza University of Rome

A new low-intensity approach, based on ultrasound, promotes high-quality care and minimizes unnecessary testing, achieving a personalized, risk-based protocol.

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