The Association Between Thyroid Carcinoma and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: The Ultrasonographic and Histopathologic Characteristics of Malignant Nodules

Gul K., Dirikoc A., Kiyak G., ERSOY P. E., Ugras N. S., Ersoy R., ...More

THYROID, vol.20, no.8, pp.873-878, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/thy.2009.0118
  • Journal Name: THYROID
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.873-878
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


Background: Some but not all reports, particularly those of a retrospective nature, have noted an increased risk of carcinoma in thyroid nodules in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). Thyroid cancer (TC) in patients with HT, however, have been reported to have a better prognosis. In the presence of HT, the ultrasonography (US) appearance of the thyroid gland might vary greatly, making it more difficult to differentiate between benign and malignant nodules. The aim of this study was to determine if there is an association between TC and HT and to determine if the US and histopathologic characteristics of malignant nodules in patients with and without HT are similar.