Thyroid Volume Measurements in Normal Adult Females of Gujrat, Pakistan
Thyroid Volume Measurements
Thyroid gland volume assessment is considered crucial in a variety of pathological circumstances including thyroiditis, iodine deficiency, and goiter, and may vary with age and weight. Objective: To evaluate the normal adult female’s thyroid volume using ultrasonography. Methods: It is a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted at the private healthcare setup of Gujrat Pakistan. After informed consent data was collected over four months. A sample size of 42 patients was calculated via a convenient sampling approach by taking the mean from previous related studies. The data was entered and analyzed by using SPSS version 20. The study included normal adult females and excluded thyroid diseases, neck swelling, and atypical thyroid volumes. Results: This study included 42 females who had a standard thyroid gland. Findings of thyroid volume showed a positive strong correlation between thyroid volume, age, and weight. The mean weight of patients was 67.66±10.3 Kg and the mean age of patients was 42.07±14.5 years. The mean volume of the right lobe of the thyroid was 3.70±0.96ml, mean volume of left lobe of thyroid was 3.51±0.94 ml and mean volume of total thyroid was 7.22±1.90 ml. Paired Sample t-test of right and left thyroid lobes volume was calculated having with the significance of (.000). Conclusions: It is concluded that ultrasound is the preferred approach for the evaluation of thyroid volume. The thyroid volume had a positive strong correlation with weight and age.
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