CQ15. What Is the Likelihood That Multinodular Goiter Will Be Surgically Resected After Observation?

  • Shinichi Suzuki
  • Nobuhiro Fukunari
  • Kaori Kameyama
  • Megumi Miyakawa
  • Katsuhiro Tanaka
  • Yatsuka Hibi


Multinodular goiter is a frequently seen thyroid disease, but it is usually a hyperplastic lesion that is called adenomatous goiter, indicating that, in principle, surgery is not necessary unless clinical manifestations become clearly apparent. However, in practice, these nodules are often difficult to distinguish from follicular tumor and papillary carcinoma occasionally coexists. FNA is performed for the largest nodule or nodules suspected of malignancy in many specialist hospitals, and observation continues when the results are negative. Thus, this CQ investigates the possibility of surgical resection for multinodular goiter after observation.


Thyroid Disease Papillary Carcinoma Specialist Hospital Multinodular Goiter Large Nodule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinichi Suzuki
    • 1
  • Nobuhiro Fukunari
    • 2
  • Kaori Kameyama
    • 3
  • Megumi Miyakawa
    • 4
  • Katsuhiro Tanaka
    • 5
  • Yatsuka Hibi
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Organ Regulation SurgeryFukushima Medical University, School of MedicineFukushimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryShowa University Northern Yokohama HospitalYokohamaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic PathologyKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Endocrine CenterToranomon HospitalTokyoJapan
  5. 5.Department of Breast and Thyroid SurgeryKawasaki Medical SchoolKurashikiJapan
  6. 6.Department of Endocrine SurgeryFujita Health University School of MedicineToyoakeJapan

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