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Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia

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Abstract

PITOIA, Fabián et al. Recommendations of the Latin American Thyroid Society on diagnosis and management of differentiated thyroid cancer. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metab [online]. 2009, vol.53, n.7, pp.884-887. ISSN 1677-9487.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27302009000700014.

The aims of these recommendations were to develop clinical guidelines for evaluation and management of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer applicable to Latin American countries. The panel was composed by 13 members of the Latin American Thyroid Society (LATS) involved with research and management of thyroid cancer from different medical centers in Latin America. The recommendations were produced on the basis of the expert opinion of the panel with use of principles of Evidence-Based Medicine. Following a group meeting, a first draft based on evidences and the expert opinions of the panel was elaborated and, later, circulated among panel members, for further revision. After, this document was submitted to the LATS members, for commentaries and considerations, and, finally, revised and refined by the authors. The final recommendations presented in this paper represent the state of the art on management of differentiated thyroid cancer applied to all Latin American countries.

Keywords : Thyroid cancer; thyroid ultrasonography; radioiodine therapy; thyroglobulin; consensus.

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