AfHNS guidelines for evaluation of a thyroid nodule / mass


  • After addressing possible thyrotoxicosis, U/S may assist to differentiate a single hypervascular (potentially hyperfunctional) nodule vs. diffusely hyper-vascular goiter (Graves disease)
  • Indications for FNAC based on clinical features
  • Note that FNAC of a hypervascular (hyperfunctional) nodule has reduced sensiti-vity and specificity
  • Note: U/S findings can be useful to risk-stratify using the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS)

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Index: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Thyroid