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Management of a solitary thyroid nodule

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Sarah Siddiqui, Priya Achar, Venkat Srinivasan
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 1, p.10 (123Doc Education, London, January 2013)


This article on good clinical care focuses on the diagnosis and management of thyroid lump. We shall illustrate a case example and discuss the management of patient in this case and the approach to diagnosis and management of a solitary thyroid nodule on the basis of imaging and cytology findings.

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Sarah Siddiqui

ENT Core trainee
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals

Priya Achar

ENT Specialty Registrar
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals

Venkat Srinivasan

ENT Consultant
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals


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