EVALUATING THE UTILITY OF ULTRASOUND EXAMINATION IN ASSESSING THYROID GLAND ABNORMALITIES IN SAUDI ARABIAN POPULATION

Almohiy, Hussain and Adam, Mohamed and Adam, Elgeili and Al-Musa, Hassan M. (2017) EVALUATING THE UTILITY OF ULTRASOUND EXAMINATION IN ASSESSING THYROID GLAND ABNORMALITIES IN SAUDI ARABIAN POPULATION. PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOG, 27 (2). p. 101.

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

OBJECTIVES: Ultras ound im aging w as conducte d to ide ntify th e th yroid gland abnorm alitie s and its incide nce rate am ong re s ide nts of As e e r re gion of th e Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). METH ODS: A non-inte rve ntion pros pe ctive s tudy w as de s igne d. A total of 281 participants (age range from 7 to 80 ye ars ) w e re random ly s e le cte d at As e e r Re gion and Radiology de partm e nt, King Kh alid Unive rs ity (KKU) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), from 8th to 16th March 2015. Data w as colle cte d by us ing de m ograph ic ch aracte ris tics gath e re d th rough fixe d q ue s tionnaire s and th e th yroid abnorm alitie s de te cte d us ing Ultras onograph y (USG) w ith in pe riod of 7 days . Th e fre q ue ncie s of s pe cific th yroid findings w e re analyze d us ing s tatis tical pack age for s ocial s cie nce s (SPSS). RESULTS: 40 (14.2% ) cas e s of incide ntal th yroid abnorm alitie s w e re obs e rve d of w h ich 31 (11% ) w e re cas e s of th yroid nodule s , 25 (8.9 % ) w e re cas e s of cys tic nodule s , 6 (2.1% ) w e re cas e s of s olid nodule s , 8 (2.5% ) w e re cas e s of goite r and 1 (0.4% ) w as a cas e of H as h im oto's th yroiditis . H igh e r incide nce rate of th yroid nodule s w as obs e rve d am ong 11-20 ye ars old age group. A m ajority of nodule s w e re be nign in nature and w e re s m alle r (< 5 m m ) in s ize . CONCLUSION: USG is an ine xpe ns ive and noninvas ive diagnos tic im aging tool to ide ntify and clas s ify th yroid abnorm alitie s in a population. H e nce USG s h ould be routine ly us e d in th e long-te rm m anage m e nt of th yroid h e ath of re s ide nt of As e e r re gion of KSA. Ke y W ords : Th yroid, Ultras ound, As e e r, Nodule , KSA

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Radiological Sciences
Divisions | الكلية: College of Applied Medical Sciences > Radiological Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Elgeili Yousif
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2017 16:15
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2017 16:15
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/3172

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