Ultrasonography of the thyroid gland in hospitalized, chronically ill geriatric patients: Thyroid volume, its relationship to age and disease, and the prevalence of diffuse and nodular goiter

J. Gonczi, I. Szabolcs, Z. Kovacs, T. Kakosy, M. Goth, G. Szilagyi

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Abstract

Ultrasonography of the thyroid gland was performed in a screening study of 177 chronically ill, hospitalized geriatric patients older than 60 years of age, from an area with only moderate iodine deficiency. The normal reference ranges of thyroid volume for males (1.7 mL to 22.2 mL) and for females 2.4 mL to 20.9 mL) were similar. The thyroid volume decreased with age in the euthyroid group and was also smaller in euthyroid females in bad health. The prevalence of goiter and thyroid nodules were 7.9% and 11.3%, respectively. Thus, the decrease of the thyroid volume in this geriatric population is probably related to both old age and diseases of the aged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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