Dr Aiman Rasheed, Dr Nargis, Dr Ammara Saeed
Introduction: Clinical thyroid cancer is uncommon, with an estimated incidence in various parts of the world of 0.5 to 10 cases per 100,000 persons. Aims and objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyze the incidence of multinodular goiter and follicular carcinoma of thyroid. Material and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Services hospital, Lahore during during July 2019 to December 2019. This study was done with the permission of ethical committee of hospital. The data was collected from 50 patients of both genders. Demographic information of patients, clinical features and tissue biopsy results were extracted. Results: The data were collected from 50 patients of both genders. The female predominated the male in the ratio of 7.5:2.5. The most common presenting symptom was swelling in front of neck, which moved with swallowing. In 85(85%) patients the swelling which was of thyroid origin was benign, while in 15 (15%) patient it was malignant. The type of malignancy on histopathology reports are shown in Table 2. Conclusion: It is concluded that the risk of malignancy in multinodular goiter is not as low as it was thought before and that it is quite significant and is mostly of the papillary type.