Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 80, Issue 1, pp 103–103 | Cite as

Letter to “the Prevalence of Incidental Thyroid Carcinoma in Patients Who Underwent Thyroidectomy for Multinodular Goiter”

Letter to Editor
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Dear Editor,

I read with great interest the article titled “The Prevalence of Incidental Thyroid Carcinoma in Patients Who Underwent Thyroidectomy for Multinodular Goiter” by Terzioğlu et al. [1]. However, there are certain criticisms I should point out. Firstly, in the abstract of the article, there are missing data denoted with question marks.

Secondly, in Turkey, including Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, total thyroidectomy is the preferred surgical procedure in multinodular goiter patients [2, 3], but bilateral thyroidectomy rate was 32% in the presented article [1]. How do the authors explain this high bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy rate?

Thus, I cannot quite perceive the content and consistency of the data presented in this particular article.

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Conflict of Interest

There is no conflict of interest to declare.

References

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    Terzioğlu SG, Özgür Kılıç M, Sapmaz A, Karaca AS (2017) The prevalence of incidental thyroid carcinoma in patients who underwent thyroidectomy for multinodular goiter. Indian J Surg 1–4. doi: 10.1007/s12262-017-1611-5Google Scholar
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    Yoldas T, Makay O, Icoz G, Kose T, Gezer G, Kismali E, Tamsel S, Ozbek S, Yılmaz M, Akyildiz M (2015) Should subtotal thyroidectomy be abandoned in multinodular goiter patients from endemic regions requiring surgery? Int Surg 100(1):9–14CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
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    Dogan L, Karaman N, Yilmaz KB, Ozaslan C, Atalay C (2011) Total thyroidectomy for the surgical treatment of multinodular goiter. Surg Today 41(3):323–327CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ankara Numune Hospital Department of General SurgerySamanpazarıTurkey

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