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Risk Factors Associated with Thyroid Carcinoma in North Pakistan
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Risk Factors Associated with Thyroid Carcinoma in North Pakistan
Khan, Muhammad Aleem; Khan, Kamran Hakeem; Shah, Sajid Ali; Mir, Kahkashan Ali; Khattak, Mubarik; Shahzad, Muhammad Faheem;
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 Abstract
Background: Epidemiological data on thyroid cancer and associated risk factors are scarce in our setting. The present study was therefore designed to gather data which could be helpful in providing insights to thyroid physicians and surgeons for better management of affected patients. Purpose: To determine the frequency of carcinoma thyroid among patients presenting with goiter and its association with TSH, Tg/ATg and other demographic factors. Materials and Methods: A total of 73 adult patients of either gender with solitary solid cold nodules and/or multi-ndoular goiter (MNG) with predominant solid cold nodules were enrolled. All surgically resected samples were sent for histopathology. The frequency of thyroid cancer and its subtypes was noted and tested for association with gender, age (< or ), recent increase in swelling size, TSH, Tg and ATg. Results: Thyroid cancer was diagnosed in 26% (n
 Keywords
Thyroid cancer;goiter;thyroid nodules;TSH;
 Language
English
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