AACE/ACE/AME Medical Guidelines for Clinical Practice for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Nodules – 2016 Update

This document was prepared as a collaborative effort between the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and Associazione Medici Endocrinologi (AME). These guidelines cover diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of thyroid nodular disease but not thyroid cancer management. Suggestions for thyroid nodule management during pregnancy and childhood are also presented herein (see Table of Contents). The AACE protocol for standardized production of clinical practice guidelines was followed to rate the evidence level of each reference and to link the guidelines to the strength of recommendations (see Methods).