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87271 - How to Treat quiz: Thyroid nodules

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Thyroid nodules are common and are found in 5-10% of the female adult population and 1-2% of the male adult population on clinical palpation. However, if ultrasound is used as a screening tool, they are even more common, being found in up to 70% of the elderly female population. The vast majority of ultrasound-detected abnormalities are simply colloid nodules, either solitary or part of a multinodular goitre. Most of these are asymptomatic and do not require any treatment. 
The major challenge with thyroid nodules, therefore, is to determine which ones actually need treatment and which (the vast majority) can be left alone. Thyroid cancer has, up until now, been considered a rare disorder, although over the past few years, there has been a dramatic increase in cases worldwide, with a tripling of incidence in the US 

Learning outcomes
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to describe the presentation of a patient with a thyroid nodule.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to discuss the evaluation of a patient with a thyroid nodule.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to interpret the Bethesda/RCPA categories for fine needle biopsy and their implications for managem
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    Title
    87271 - How to Treat quiz: Thyroid nodules
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    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    14-Mar-2017
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1 hour
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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