IMR Press / FBL / Volume 21 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.2741/4437

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on imrpress.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

Open Access Review

Ultrasonography in the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

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1 Department of Ultrasound, Suzhou Wuzhong Peoples’s Hospital, Suzhou, China
2 Department of Ultrasound, Jiangyin Hospital Affiliated of South-East University, Jiangyin, China
Academic Editor:Wei Qin
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2016, 21(5), 1006–1012; https://doi.org/10.2741/4437
Published: 1 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pathogenesis and diagnostic modalities in cancer)
Abstract

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid disease with an increasing prevalence in the past few decades. The diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has been traditionally based on clinical presentation, fine needle aspiration, biopsy, and laboratory findings. Here, we discuss the recent advantages of ultrasonography for establishing the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Moreover, ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy is being used more often in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis from other thyroid disorders. Together, ultrasound is emerging as a noninvasive method that with fine-needle aspiration aids in the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

Keywords
Ultrasonography
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Diagnosis
Review
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