Nontoxic Uninodular Goiter

  • Massimiliano Andrioli
  • Roberto ValcaviEmail author


This chapter describes imaging findings in patients with nontoxic uninodular goiter. Thyroid ultrasonography is the first-line diagnostic procedure for characterizing uninodular goiter providing immediate information about the degree of suspicion of a thyroid lesion. Position, extracapsular relationships, internal content, shape, echogenicity, echotexture, presence of calcifications, margins, vascularity, hardness, and size of a thyroid lesion are the ultrasonographic features commonly used for risk stratification. Scintigraphic techniques may have a supporting role in this setting.


Thyroid nodule Goiter Thyroid cancer Ultrasonography Scintigraphy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EndocrinologiaOggiRomeItaly
  2. 2.EndocrinologiaCentro PalmerReggio EmiliaItaly

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