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Thyroid incidentaloma in Isfahan, Iran - a population-based study

Fatemeh Jafary, Ashraf Aminorroaya, Massoud Amini, Atoosa Adibi, Mehri Sirous, Ehsan Roohi, Mohsen Mostafavi
Endokrynologia Polska 2008;59(4):316-320.

open access

Vol 59, No 4 (2008)
Original papers
Published online: 2008-07-09
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract


Introduction: Thyroid nodules not detected in palpation but diagnosed following a radiological procedure or during surgery are called thyroid incidentalomas. We designed this study to investigate the prevalence of sonographic thyroid incidentaloma in Isfahan, Iran, for the first time.
Material and methods: By a multistage cluster sampling method, 2523 adults were selected randomly. From this group, 2045 had normal thyroid examination. 234 out of the 2045 were selected randomly for thyroid sonography. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), urinary iodine concentrations (UIC) and antithyroid antibodies were measured.
Results: 0.05). Mean diameter of nodules was 8.14 (3.43) mm.
Conclusions: The prevalence of thyroid incidentaloma was 13.2% in Isfahan. It was higher in females than males and increased with age.

Abstract


Introduction: Thyroid nodules not detected in palpation but diagnosed following a radiological procedure or during surgery are called thyroid incidentalomas. We designed this study to investigate the prevalence of sonographic thyroid incidentaloma in Isfahan, Iran, for the first time.
Material and methods: By a multistage cluster sampling method, 2523 adults were selected randomly. From this group, 2045 had normal thyroid examination. 234 out of the 2045 were selected randomly for thyroid sonography. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), urinary iodine concentrations (UIC) and antithyroid antibodies were measured.
Results: 0.05). Mean diameter of nodules was 8.14 (3.43) mm.
Conclusions: The prevalence of thyroid incidentaloma was 13.2% in Isfahan. It was higher in females than males and increased with age.
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Keywords

thyroid nodule; ultrasonography; Iran; adult

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Title

Thyroid incidentaloma in Isfahan, Iran - a population-based study

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 59, No 4 (2008)

Pages

316-320

Published online

2008-07-09

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2008;59(4):316-320.

Keywords

thyroid nodule
ultrasonography
Iran
adult

Authors

Fatemeh Jafary
Ashraf Aminorroaya
Massoud Amini
Atoosa Adibi
Mehri Sirous
Ehsan Roohi
Mohsen Mostafavi

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