Mishra, A.K.1; Singh, K.1; Ramakant, P.1; Rana, C.2
1 Department of Endocrine Surgery, King George’s medical University, Lucknow, India
2 Department of Pathology, King George’s medical University, Lucknow, India
Background: A novel scoring method of thyroid nodule “TUF” incorporating various recommendations for effective communication between care takers was devised. Aim is to evaluate TUF scoring for communication between care takers.
Methods: Demographic, clinical data were noted & TUF score was given (April 2016- December 2016). In TUF scoring ; T nodule size in cm (T1:<1, T2: 1-4, T3: >4 – 8, T4: > 8; e suffix: extra thyroidal or restricted mobility, r: retrosternal); U for HRUS features as per ATA 2015, F for FNAC, as per Bethesda or ATA 2015 guidelines (Fx: non diagnostic, F1: Benign, F2a: Atypia of Undetermined significance (AUS) or Follicular lesions of undetermined significance (FLUS), F2b: Follicular Neoplasm, F3: suspicious for malignancy, F4: Malignant.
Results: Out of 200 patients of thyroid ailments presented, 56 underwent surgery (table).
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Conclusion: TUF scoring was very useful in effective communication between residents, clinicians involved in investigations and management by a common language. It helped us in standardizing the reporting of US and FNAC reporting from radiologist and pathologists.
- ATA guidelines 2015
- Bethesda Guidelines