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A 62-year-old female asked:

Alternatives to surgery for solid thyroid nodule?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: It would depend on the nature of the nodule. You may opt for a fine needle aspiration for initial diagnostic work up. If it is benign there may be no need for surgery. Do discuss the matter with your doctor.
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Alternatives: If you have a thyroid nodule of concern and are not a surgical candidate, few institutions may offer you an ultrasound guided ethanol (alcohol) injection (ablation) which is potentially painful but destroys the nodule.

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Last updated Aug 27, 2017

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