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It is still common practice to use thyroid suppression in the management of thyroid nodules.1 This method is intended to shrink existing nodules, which is considered to be a favorable sign, indicating that the nodules are benign and therefore do not require surgery. Is this use of thyroid suppression a viable method of managing thyroid nodules? Or is it time for us to abandon this practice completely?
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