Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, ISSN 1918-3003 print, 1918-3011 online, Open Access
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Original Article

Volume 6, Number 5, October 2014, pages 369-373

Accuracy of Unstimulated Basal Serum Thyroglobulin Levels in Assessing the Completeness of Thyroidectomy


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Remnant of thin pyramidal lobe. Nuclear scan and Tg positive (2.7 ng/mL); true positive.


Table 1. Results of Serum Thyroglobulin (Tg) Levels and Nuclear Scan of the Thyroid Gland
Scan negative (n = 77)Scan positive (n = 23)Total
*Numbers in parentheses are percentages.
Tg negative (< 0.5 ng/mL)True negative 77 (100)*False negative 7 (30)84
Tg positive (> 0.5 ng/mL)False positive 0True positive 16 (70)16