Incidental Carcinoma in Multinodular Goitre

Jasim M. Al-Diab

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 / ONLINE 2409501X Year: 2003 Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Pages: 88-90
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة


This is a prospective study of 105 thyroid specimens during one-year period with the aim of evaluation of the prevalence and pattern of thyroid cancer in multinodular goiter. Only specimens with histologically proved multiple nodules were considered. Carcinomas were found in 8 cases (7.6%). The incidence was higher in males (11%) than in females (6.8%). Of all carcinomas seen in multinodular goiters 63% were of papillary type.