Barbaccia, Carmelo1; Casiglia, Donatella2
1 Department of ENT – Head and Neck Surgery, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE
2 Department of Endocrinology , American Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Background: ATA guidelines represent an excellent standard for the management of well differentiated thyroid cancer. However it is applicable in a population able to attend lifetime follow-up.
Methods: Dubai population is having more then 200 ethnicity, fast turnover and medical tourism.
Results: some part of our population is not able to spent long time in Dubai and or in the Middle East. Some is not able to have a continuous follow-up.
Discussion: We have suggested a revision of the implementation of the ATA guidelines to take in the account different population and lifestyle.
- 2015 ATA management guidelines for adult patient with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer
Thyroid, volume 26 number 1, 2016
- Ministry of labour, Dubai.