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for thyroid gland is boarderline enlarged. right has single nodule likely adenoma. what does this mean?

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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 36 years experience
Probably benign : Many thyroid glands are enlarged, and borderline means just slightly above normal size. The only way to tell if a thyroid nodule is benign or cancerous is with a biopsy. While some other tests may suggest it is benign the biopsy is the best way to tell.
Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It depends: Thyroid nodules are common in the population, especially in women. Most thyroid nodules are benign. Nodules over 1 centimeter in size are typically biopsied to be more certain that they are benign. One cannot be certain about the nature of a nodule just by its appearance on ultrasound. It is also important to check thyroid function tests to make sure that they are normal.

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Last updated Mar 28, 2017

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