A 36-year-old female asked:
i have no thyroid, tt and tumor removal in 2012, i have slow growing jugular lymph nodes (2 of concern @ 2.1cm and 2.6cm) ?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Definitly of concern: Please go and get it checked with your cancer doctor. Despite the tumour removal either by surery or with radioactive Iodine therapy, still there is a possibility of recurrence of the tumour with few cancer cells remaining in the vicinity and growing back . Nodes of more than2 cm size in the neck are of concern. ASAP visit your oncologist. Will need thyroid scan and potential biopsy of the nodes.
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Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Possible mets: In contrast to most H&N malignancies, thyroid Ca does not undergo a concomitant radical neck dissection. Rather nodes are plucked from the adjacent jugular veins. If no abnormal nodes noted at surgery the procedure encompasses the thyroid gland only. At 3 yrs. p.o. if jugular nodes are now noted , bx should be performed and if positive, the jugular veins should be dissected.
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Last updated Jul 20, 2015
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