Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 14, 2022
  • Author: Ponnandai S Somasundar, MD, MPH, FACS; Chief Editor: Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH, FACS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

A study by Spencer concluded that in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis, thyroglobulin autoantibody trends may be used as a surrogate differentiated thyroid carcinoma tumor marker and they are superior to thyroglobulin immunometric assay findings, provided that the same method is used. [41] Because of the increased risk of PTC, total thyroidectomy may be considered appropriate in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis and large follicular adenoma requiring operation.

Differential Diagnoses