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The Frequency of carcinoma in solitary thyroid nodules and in multinodular goitres
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A retrospective study of all patients with goiter seen from 1988 to 1992 inclusive at the Muhimbili Medical Centre, Dar es Salaam was made to determine the frequency of malignancy in patients with solitary non-toxic thyroid nodule (STN) and in those with multinodular goiter (MNG). There Were 60 cases of STN and 178 with MNG. Nodular goiter was found to be predominantly a disease of females with sex ratios of M:F;1:7 for the STN group and of M:F;1:13 in the MNG group. The final diagnosis in all cases was made by histology which found malignancy in 10% of STN and in 5% of MNG patients, a difference which was not statistically significant. Patients in the 20-29 years age group with STN appeared to have an increased risk of malignancy when compared with the MNG group. No cause for this discovered .The predominant malignancy in the STN group of patients was papillary carcinoma, while that in the MNG group was follicular carcinoma.
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Lema,L.E.K., Aziz, M.R., Mbembati, N.A., Mwakyoma, H.A.
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Publisher :  Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa     Type :  AA     Format :  html    
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Thyroid, malignancy, solitary nodule, multinodular goitre
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Origin of publication: Uganda
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East and Central African Journal of Surgery (ISSN: 1024-297X) Vol 2 Num 1
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Copyright 1996 -the association of surgeons of East Africas
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