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what is thyroid nodule punctate microcalcification

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: Microcalcifications can be seen in benign thyroid nodules.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hmm: Microcalcifications in a thyroid nodule are from small calcium deposits in the cells. Thyroid cancer can be associated with this finding, however, be ... Read More
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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Microcalcifications.: These are indicative of papillary thyroid cancer. They represent psamoma bodies within the tumor which are layered calcification. When seen on ultraso ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Usually biopsy: Fine microcalfications in a solid nodule can be seen in certain thyroid cancers (papillary most commonly). Ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy is oft ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Thyroid nodules with calcifications need to be fully evaluated, but just because they have calcifications, doesn't mean that they are cancerous. Don' ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Maybe: It depends on the type of calcification and other features of the nodule. The ACR has developed a scoring system(TI-RADS) for thyroid nodules ranking ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroidologist: Usually, in women especially multiple thyroid nodules are all benign. However,that being said, if there's any doubt a needle biopsy is the diagnostic ... Read More
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above : Obviously u r concerned , to reduce u anxiety ask u treating physician , that way in the future u can get used to ask any question u may have.
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid nodule: Unlikely to be a cancer but surgical removal of the nodule is in order.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alen Cohen
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Slightly higher risk: When microcalcifications are seen on a thyroid nodule that is 1cm or bigger, we get concerned more than usual that this may be a cancerous nodule. An ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Thyroid nodules: Difficult to say without more details, but in general, if the nodules are multiple and all similar in appearance, it is a benign process. Talk to you ... Read More
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