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What is a circumscribed thyroid nodule exactly

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
It depends: Circumscribed, on an ultrasound report, describes how distinct the border is between the nodule and the normal thyroid tissue. It would usually be pr... Read More
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Border around nodule: 'circumscribed' defines how sharp the border is around the nodule which is suggestive of benign vs cancerous nodule. If nodule is well-circumscribed,... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal... Read More
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 29 years experience
Dark on ultrasound: A hypoechoic thyroid nodule is a nodule that appears darker than normal surrounding thyroid tissue. This occurs because the tissue in the nodule does... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
See ENT surgeon. : You may need an ultrasound guided biopsy.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
And?: Please give more details in your question. Having said that, the risk for cancer in thyroid with multiple modules is less than in that with just one s... Read More
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Bilateral nodules: Consider ultrasound guided biopsy if they are concerning nodules.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes: Thyroid nodules occur in up to 50% of the worlds population. Modern ultrasound equipment can detect very small nodules that were not detectable with o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
Radiology 23 years experience
Yes.: Most thyroid nodules remain stable over many years. Some can increase in size and some can decrease. It depends on the composition of the nodule.
A member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 26 years experience
Depends on problem: 3 major categories of potential health issues caused by thyroid nodules: a) large size affecting swallowing, breathing, voice ; b) over active product... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 55 years experience
Lumps in the gland: Nodules may be single or multiple (multinodular goiter) and may be due to benign colloid accumulations or 10% of the time cancer. See a thyroidologist... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Part of the gland: They will move upward with the rest of the gland when you swallow, and you can move them just as you can move your larynx and trachea once you know yo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Depends: Thyroid nodules are very common in the population, especially in women. Most are benign. Biopsy is indicated if they are larger than 1 cm in size an... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 37 years experience
Complicated question: Most nodules are initially treated with a biopsy. Additional therapy, if any, will depend on the results of that biopsy and any other symptoms or sign... Read More