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Pattern of clinical benign euthyroid goitre in a tertiary care center in the Central Province of Sri Lanka from 1981-2011

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P C Ratnatunga ,

Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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R Dassanayaka,

Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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A N Kumari,

Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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A B Aglawatta,

Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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K B Galketiya,

Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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N V Ratnatunga

Departments of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

Objectives To describe the pattern of clinical euthyroidgoitre in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka before and after iodination of salt in Sri Lanka.

Methods We reviewed our thirty-one year computerised database of patients with goitres, spanning iodination in 1995.

Results Prevalence of euthyroid clinical simple diffuse goitre did not reduce during the first thirteen years (p=0.822). However, it reduced in the latter four years from 2008 to 2011. There is significant reduction of prevalence in the younger age groups (p<0.001). A significant reduction of nodular change was observed in all groups within seven years after iodination (p<0.001).

Conclusions There was a significant reduction in the prevalence of clinical nodularity in the post-iodination era in all age groups. Reduction in prevalence of clinical euthyroid simple diffuse goitre was observed only during the period 2008-2011.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v61i4.8385
How to Cite: Ratnatunga, P.C. et al., (2016). Pattern of clinical benign euthyroid goitre in a tertiary care center in the Central Province of Sri Lanka from 1981-2011. Ceylon Medical Journal. 61(4), pp.176–180. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v61i4.8385
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Published on 30 Dec 2016.
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