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Volume 9, Number 4, 2004

Examination of the breast in women treated for nodular thyroid disorders

Sylwia Grodecka-Gazdecka, Katarzyna Łącka, Tomasz Graja, Maciej Wawrzyniak

Summary:

The relationship between various mammary gland diseases and thyroid disorders has been the focus of interest at many research centres.
What has been investigated are various genetic and hormonal underlying factors and conditions as well as the co-existence diseases of both organs.
The aim of the work was to examine the mammary gland in women treated for nodular thyroid disorders.
Material and methods: An analysis is presented comprising 269 patients with a diagnosed nodular thyroid disorders. The diagnosis
of the breast included palpation, mammography, ultrasonography. In cases of suspected lesions additionally fine-needle aspiration and surgical biopsy were performed.
Results: Breast cancer, benign lesions and no pathology were found in 2%, 23% and 75% of all patients.
Conclusions: A significantly greater incidence of breast cancer was observed, which justifies especially careful diagnosis of the breast
in patients with a well-diagnosed thyroid disorder.

Signature: Rep Pract Oncol Radiother, 2004; 9(4) : 105-108

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