A 62-year-old female asked:
Alternatives to surgery for solid thyroid nodule?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
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Last updated Aug 27, 2017
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