A Clinical Study on Patients Presenting with Thyroid Swelling and Its Correlation with TFT, USG, FNAC and Anti TPO Antibodies

International Journal of Medical Science
© 2016 by SSRG - IJMS Journal
Volume 3 Issue 10
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Hanushraj. R, Sudharsan.S, Balasubramaniyan. S and Pradeep Kumar. M
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Hanushraj. R, Sudharsan.S, Balasubramaniyan. S and Pradeep Kumar. M, "A Clinical Study on Patients Presenting with Thyroid Swelling and Its Correlation with TFT, USG, FNAC and Anti TPO Antibodies," SSRG International Journal of Medical Science, vol. 3,  no. 10, pp. 1-8, 2016. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23939117/IJMS-V3I10P101


Objective: The aim was to study the clinical presentation of patients with thyroid swelling and to correlate thyroid function test (freeT3, freeT4, TSH), USG thyroid, FNAC and Anti TPO Antibodies. Design: Cross-Sectional study. Materials and methods: 30 patients with age above 13 years who presented to our outpatient department with complaints of thyroid swelling who are not under treatment were included in our study. Symptoms regarding hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism were noted followed by Anti TPO antibody titer, free T3, free T4, TSH, USG thyroid and FNAC were performed. Results: In our study 77% (n=23) were females and 23% (n=7) were males. Most of our study population belongs to the age group of 31-50yrs (n=16). 36.67% (n=11) had neither of hypo or hyperthyroid features and 36.67% (n=11) had features of hypothyroidism. TFT showed predominance of euthyroid state in 40% (n=12) of our study population followed by hypothyroidism in 26.67% (n=8) of study population. Anti TPO titer was raised in 53.33% (n=16) of patients. Colloid goiter was the most common finding in FNAC 30% (n=9), maliganacy was noted in 2 patients (6.66%). Similarly features of colloid goiter was noted in 56.67% (n=17) of patients with USG thyroid. There were no correlations found between TSH levels and anti TPO titer.


Thyroid swelling, goiter, FNAC, USG, TFT, Anti TPO antibodies.


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