EP29 – ATA Guidelines for Adult Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Implementation in The Middle East


    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.



    1. 2015 ATA management guidelines for adult patient with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer
      Thyroid, volume 26 number 1, 2016
    2. Ministry of labour, Dubai.


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