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Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia

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Abstract

CAMARGO, Rosalinda et al. Latin American Thyroid Society recommendations for the management of thyroid nodules. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metab [online]. 2009, vol.53, n.9, pp.1167-1175. ISSN 1677-9487.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27302009000900014.

Several guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and cancer have recently been published. However, recommended practices are not always appropriate to different settings or countries. The aim of this consensus was to develop Clinical Guidelines for evaluation and management of patients with thyroid nodules applicable to Latin American countries. The panel was composed by 13 members of the Latin American Thyroid Society involved with research and management of thyroid nodules and cancer from different medical centers in Latin America. The consensus was produced based on the expert opinion of the panel with use of principles of evidence-based medicine. Following a group meeting, a first draft based on the expert opinion of the panel was elaborated and later circulated among panel members for further revision. After revision, this document was submitted to all LATS members for commentaries and considerations and finally revised and refined by the authors. The final recommendations represent state of the art on management of thyroid nodules applied to all Latin American countries.

Keywords : Thyroid nodule; thyroid ultrasonography; thyroid aspiration biopsy; radioactive iodine therapy.

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