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are there signs of thyroid cancer on ultrasound?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: Solid thyroid masses that are large, have characteristic internal calcifications, irregular borders, increased blood flow on doppler ultrasound, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the area are generally concerning for malignancy. However, when we biopsy these nodules with a needle most turn out benign.
Answered on May 27, 2013
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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Ultrasound.: There ar several features of thyroid cancer. They include, by are not limited to: blurred borders, microcalcifications, increase vascularity, extension outside the thyroid gland, etc.
Answered on Dec 15, 2016
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Dr. Stephanie Lee
40 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid nodule: You cannot always diagnose a thyroid cancer on ultrasound but what increases the risk are : very black or hypoechoic nodule, a taller than wide nodule, a nodule with calcification, evidence of invasion outside the thyroid nodule and abnormal local lymph nodes.
Answered on Nov 16, 2016

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