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associated calcification on thyrode nodule

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
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Most likely OK: Small pleural based nodule is most likely a granuloma (left over from prior infection) but could conceivably be a small cancer. You will most likely b ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
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Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Hanson
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Not usually.: Calcification in a pulmonary nodule almost always indicates a benign cause, usually a granuloma or hamartoma. However, calcification can also be assoc ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Tsai
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Nodule: This sounds like an angiomyolipoma which is a benign tumor of the kidney. A CT scan or MRI would shows areas that are dark consistent with fatty tiss ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Andrews
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A : A parenchymal nodule is an area of abnormal density in the tissue of the lung. The fact that it abuts the pleura means that it is at the edge of the ... Read More
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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
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Maybe: Non-calcified lung nodules can be cancer. You need to have follow up ct scans to assure that they are not growing. The vast majority of lung nodules a ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Ultrasound of what?: Need more information and what the question is. Thanks
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
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No: But in the setting of a solid nodule they are a marker for possible cancer and often lead to needle biopsy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Yes: Papillary carcinomas of the thyroid often contain flecks of calcium, but so can common benign nodular goiter. Your physician and imaging specialist ca ... Read More
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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No: However, certain patterns of calcification raise the risk that a nodule could be malignant. When in doubt, needle biopsy is advised.
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