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Calcification Of The Thyroid
it depends: In general calcification in tumor is not bad and may indicates (for example) benighn lesion in lung mass. You need more work up of thyroid mass and eventually bx if needed. ...Read more
Subcentimeter hypodense nodule on left thyroid lobe with coarse focus of calcification---subcentimeter left thyroid nodule.Non-specific in nature.
Thyroid nodules: Most nodules less than 1 cm are not concerning and can be monitored with periodic ultrasounds. Some features such as calcification may heighten concern. Much more information is necessary in your situation. Is there family history of thyroid cancer, personal history of hyper or hypothyroidism, and radiation exposure? You need to discuss this with an endocrinologist and arrange a treatment plan. ...Read more
I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When i did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?
It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more
Have1.4x1.1x1.1cm rim calcified nodule left thyroid no internal flow&a well circumscribe hypoechoic1.4x1.9x1cm nodule, mild internal flow.Is it cancer?
I have 3 cysts and calcifications in my thyroid. Should I do another Biopsy? I did one in 2011 but i'm having difficulty swallowing
Cysts: are usually not a concern but calcifications might. See endocrinologist ...Read more
Calcified nodule on thyroid - slow growing. Not metabolically active on pet/ct however only 7mm so would pet scan detect? Does this rule out cancer?
It depends: It depends upon the pattern of the calcification. "eggshell" calcification, where there is a thin calcific rim around the the nodule is not associated with an increased risk of cancer, while "microcalcifications" inside the nodule are associated with a much higher risk of cancer, 50-100%, compared to 5% for nodules in general. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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