Section 11: Synthesis and algorithms - 25/11/22
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the SFE-AFCE-SFMN - 2022 Consensus1
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The SFE-AFCE-SFMN 2022 consensus deals with the management of thyroid nodules, a condition that is a frequent reason for consultation in endocrinology. In more than 90% of cases, patients are euthyroid with benign and non-progressive nodules that do not warrant specific treatment. The clinician's objective is to detect malignant thyroid nodules at risk of recurrence and death, toxic nodules responsible for hyperthyroidism or compressive nodules warranting treatment. The diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules requires close collaboration between endocrinologists, nuclear medicine physicians and surgeons but also involves other specialists. Therefore, this consensus statement was established jointly by 3 societies, the French Society of Endocrinology (SFE), the French Association of Endocrine Surgery (AFCE) and the French Society of Nuclear Medicine (SFMN); the various working groups included experts from other specialties (pathologists, radiologists, pediatricians, biologists, etc.). This specific text is a summary chapter taking up the recommendations from specific sections and presenting algorithms for the exploration and management of thyroid nodules.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Thyroid nodules, Diagnosis, Management, Consensus, Guidelines, Algorithms
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