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A 50-year-old male asked:

hashimito's plus thyroid nodule. fna benign 1 year ago. repeat ultrasound shows thickened isthmus from what was 4 mm to 6mm. is this same as goiter?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Possibly: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis based on autoimmunity. On gross examination, there is often a hard goitre, not painful . Goiter is an abnormal swelling of thyroid resulting in a lump in the neck. It arises from many causes, including under- or overactive thyroid, iodine deficiency and, rarely, thyroid cancer If nodule enlarges and is cold may need bx again

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Last updated Nov 4, 2015

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