; 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
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.
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.
Out of 200 patients of thyroid ailments presented, 56 underwent surgery (table).
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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