Ultraljud värdefullt komplement i utredning av tyreoideasjukdom

Mikael Lantz, Martin Almquist, Emmanouela Koutouridou, David Pellby, Tereza Planck, Kleoniki Tsoumani, Zoran Mijovic

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In Europe thyroid ultrasound has been used at outpatient endocrine clinics since many years, and in southern Sweden only during the last years. Ultrasound has a role in the investigation of Graves' disease, subacute thyroiditis, gestational thyrotoxicosis, postpartum thyroiditis, amiodarone thyrotoxicosis and goiter with or without adenoma, but adenomas are usually investigated by endocrine surgeons in Sweden. If widely used the risk for detection of incidentaloma increases. Indications have to be strictly used to avoid further investigations. If an adenoma is localized, the risk for malignancy and requirement of aspiration is estimated by use of the EU-TIRADS classification based on morphology and size. The aspirate is judged by the Bethesda classification, which determines if further investigation is needed. The use of ultrasound at the outpatient clinic has improved the diagnostic quality and follow-up of thyroid patients.

Bidragets översatta titel Thyroid ultrasound and its role in the investigation of thyroid disease
StatusPublished - 2022 okt. 25
Externt publiceradJa

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  • Endokrinologi och diabetes


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