Thyroid nodules are common and are present as either a clinically palpable mass or as an incidental finding on imaging studies. Thyroid nodules can be detected in more than 50% of the population; fortunately, approximately 95% are benign. Most people know them by the name “Goiter”.
It is of paramount importance to triage patients preoperatively into one of two groups: Patients with nodules that can be conservatively managed and patients who need intervention. Intervention option may include non-surgical treatment of thyroid nodules by Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) or surgical removal (thyroidectomy).