A study on management of multinodular goiter at a tertiary care hospital
Author(s): Dr. Avinash Kurudi Siddappa, Dr. Suresh U Kadli, Dr. Kailas CT and Dr. RL Chandrasekhar
Abstract: Worldwide, nodular goitre remains a problem of enormous magnitude affecting less than 5% of the population. Neither a well formulated nor a simple procedure is available for the management of MNG. This was a prospective study of 50 cases of MNG with an adequate follow up to look for post op complications. FNAC was done all patients and was found to be 100% accurate. Majority of the patients were treated with STT, followed by HT and NTT. Complications included wound infection and RLN palsy. FNAC is an invaluable and highly accurate tool in the diagnosis of MNG. Surgery, STT was found to be an adequate and safe treatment for non-toxic MNG with minimal complications.