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Titre du document / Document title

Significato clinico delle calcificazioni nei noduli tiroidei = Clinical meaning of calcifications in thyroid nodules

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

CONSORTI F. ; BENVENUTI C. ; BONCOMPAGNI A. ; GIOVANNONE G. ; MOLES N. ; SCARDELLA L. ; ANTONACI A. ;

Résumé / Abstract

To confirm the predictive value of calcifications in thyroid nodules as a risk factor for malignancy and to detect specific aspects for tumours, in a set of 175 patients - 30 papillary carcinoma (PC) and 145 multinodular goiters (MNG) with dominant nodule - calcifications were detected by ultrasound scan. Calcifications were significantly more frequent in PC than in MNC (40% vs 20,7% p<0.05) but their considered characteristics (size, number, position, location in the gland, sonographic features of the nodule) did not show any particular difference between PC and MNG. The frequency of calcifications in ous series was higher in older patients (mean age 58,7′13,3 vs 51.1′12,7 in patients without calcifications, p<0,001) and this could imply that their onset is time-dependent. Calcifications can be a useful indicator of enhanced risk, to be considered in the overall process of surgical decision making.

Revue / Journal Title

Il Giornale di chirurgia    ISSN  0391-9005 

Source / Source

2003, vol. 24, no3, pp. 78-81 [4 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Italien

Editeur / Publisher

CIC Edizioni internazionali, Roma, ITALIE  (1980) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19338, 35400011117737.0040

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