Clinical Diagnosis of Thyroid CancerBr Med J 1973; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5891.532 (Published 01 December 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;4:532
- M. D. Staunton,
- W. P. Greening
In a survey of 293 patients with carcinoma of the thyroid, a goitre or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck were the commonest symptoms and a mass confined to one lobe the commonest sign. Hardness of the mass was an important diagnostic feature, and at least two-thirds of the tumour could be recognized before operation. It is suggested that the preoperative evaluation of thyroid swellings should be classified as benign, cancer suspected, and cancer probable.
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Sign up for a free trial