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A 31-year-old female asked:

Should biopsy be done on less than 1cm thyroid nodules with irregular borders? why? will it be accurate?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: This depends on many factors - the presence of other signs (microcalcifications), the rate of growth, history of thyroid cancer in your family, the presence of thyroiditis, and the skill of th person doing the biopsy (should only be done with the use of an ultrasound as its probably too small to palpate). But generally if its amenable to biopsy i would recommend it. Can also recheck it in 3-6 mo.

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Last updated Oct 2, 2012

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