Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis) is the second most common parasitic infection in the world after malaria, caused by trematodes of the genus Schistosoma. Three schistosomal species cause most human infections: S mansoni, S japonicum, and S hematobium.
Thyroidectomy is preferable for the treatment of benign thyroid diseases due to the high prevalence of incidental thyroid cancer after thyroidectomy in such cases.
Objective: The present study aimed to emphasize the necessity and significance of thyroidectomy by determining the prevalence of incidental thyroid cancer in the cases that underwent surgical intervention for the treatment of benign thyroid disease.
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