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are heterogeneous complex thyroid nodules degenerating adenomas and have to be removed if peripherally vascular?

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Dr. Nidal Hasan
Endocrinology 26 years experience
Depends : Increased vasularuzation of thyroid nodule rises suspension fior malignanccy . In this case fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodule is needed to rule malignantncy. Otherwise nodules with this appearance on thyroid ultrasound are generally benign .

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