Ali Elhamel, Ibrahim H. Sherif, Shafik A. Wassef
Central Hospital, Faculty Of Medicine, Alfatah University, Libya, Tripoli
Saudi Med J. 1988 Septemper, 9:481-484
A 10-year retrospective survey of 618 thyroidectomy specimens shows that in western Libya simple goitre is the commonest cause of thyroid enlargement. The incidence of thyrotoxicosis seems to be increasing and the proportion of malignant goitres is higher than is usually reported in similar surveys from other general hospitals.
Keywords: The Pattern Of Thyroid Disease In A Closed Community Of 1 & 1/2 Million People