Toxic nodular goiter and thyroid cancer: Is hyperthyroidism protective against thyroid cancer?

Tam A. A. , Ozdemir D., Alkan A. , Yazicioglu O., Yildirim N., Kilicyazgan A., ...More

Surgery (United States), vol.166, no.3, pp.356-361, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 166 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.surg.2019.03.012
  • Title of Journal : Surgery (United States)
  • Page Numbers: pp.356-361


Background: The suppressive effect of the increase in thyroid hormone in patients with toxic nodular goiter is thought to protect the extranodular thyroid tissue from thyroid malignancy. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence and features of thyroid cancer in patients with toxic nodular goiter who underwent thyroidectomy.