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Article: Ultrasonographic screening for occult thyroid cancer

TitleUltrasonographic screening for occult thyroid cancer
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/38137
Citation
Head & Neck: journal for the sciences and specialities of the head and neck, 2011, v. 33 n. 4, p. 453-457 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: It has been shown that occult thyroid carcinoma can be identified in about 10% of thyroid glands in autopsy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of asymptomatic thyroid carcinoma in the Hong Kong Chinese population by ultrasonographic screening. METHODS: Volunteer subjects without symptoms of thyroid disease were recruited for ultrasonographic screening for thyroid cancer. A total of 1140 subjects were recruited in this study. RESULTS: Thyroid nodules were found in 45% subjects (511 of 1140); the mean age was 48 years. Ultrasonographic-guided aspiration cytology was performed in 258 subjects. Twenty-six subjects (2.3%) had cytologic findings suspicious of malignancy. Fourteen subjects (1.2%) had pathologic diagnosis of thyroid cancer, including 13 papillary carcinomas and 1 follicular carcinoma. CONCLUSION: A high incidence of occult thyroid cancer could be identified on ultrasonographic screening. Subjects could benefit with early diagnosis with either early intervention or close monitoring.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139738
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dc.contributor.authorYuen, PWen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, ACWen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, BYHen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:55:00Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:55:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationHead & Neck: journal for the sciences and specialities of the head and neck, 2011, v. 33 n. 4, p. 453-457en_US
dc.identifier.issn1043-3074-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139738-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: It has been shown that occult thyroid carcinoma can be identified in about 10% of thyroid glands in autopsy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of asymptomatic thyroid carcinoma in the Hong Kong Chinese population by ultrasonographic screening. METHODS: Volunteer subjects without symptoms of thyroid disease were recruited for ultrasonographic screening for thyroid cancer. A total of 1140 subjects were recruited in this study. RESULTS: Thyroid nodules were found in 45% subjects (511 of 1140); the mean age was 48 years. Ultrasonographic-guided aspiration cytology was performed in 258 subjects. Twenty-six subjects (2.3%) had cytologic findings suspicious of malignancy. Fourteen subjects (1.2%) had pathologic diagnosis of thyroid cancer, including 13 papillary carcinomas and 1 follicular carcinoma. CONCLUSION: A high incidence of occult thyroid cancer could be identified on ultrasonographic screening. Subjects could benefit with early diagnosis with either early intervention or close monitoring.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/38137-
dc.relation.ispartofHead & Neck: journal for the sciences and specialities of the head and necken_US
dc.rightsHead & Neck: journal for the sciences and specialities of the head and neck. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.-
dc.subject.meshBiopsy, Fine-Needle-
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshThyroid Gland - ultrasonography-
dc.subject.meshThyroid Neoplasms - diagnosis - epidemiology - surgery - ultrasonography-
dc.subject.meshThyroidectomy-
dc.titleUltrasonographic screening for occult thyroid canceren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailYuen, PW: pwyuen@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, ACW: aho1@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/hed.21462-
dc.identifier.pmid20645291-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-79952982410-
dc.identifier.hkuros192354en_US
dc.identifier.volume33en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.spage453en_US
dc.identifier.epage457en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000288607200001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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