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If the colloid cyst in thyroid is becoming larger what to do?

If the colloid cyst in thyroid is becoming larger what to do?

Enlarging cyst: Hello, an enlarging colloid cyst typically can be followed by your doctor unless it becomes obstructive in that it blocks your airway, swallowing, or blood flow. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What is the treatment for colloid cyst of thyroid gland?

What is the treatment for colloid cyst of thyroid gland?

Thyroid cyst: If the ultrasound and needle aspiration reveal only a thyroid cyst, it does not require surgery. Cysts can sometimes get bigger or smaller, but as long as it is not so large as to bother you, your endocrinologist can just watch it with a periodic ultrasound. ...Read more

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I had a MRI done on my cervical spine, and it says that I have a presumed colloid cyst in the right thyroid lobe measuring 10 mm.Can you please help.

I had a MRI done on my cervical spine, and it says that I have a presumed colloid cyst in the right thyroid lobe measuring 10 mm.Can you please help.

Mri findings: Mri imaging frequently will pick up findings incidentally and unrelated to why the test was ordered. Taking a conservative approach, it would be a good idea to speak to your primary doc first to see if this needs to be imaged further. A ultrasound is helpful. Also, tsh, t3/t4 blood work can be done to make sure the blood levels are normal. If needed, an evaluation by an ENT doc would be next step. ...Read more

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What is a colloid cyst?

What is a colloid cyst?

One type of nodule: Colloid is a yellow-brown liquid found in thyroids. Thyroid cells usually organize into hollow balls, or follicles, with colloid in their centers. Occasionally, cysts (large liquid-filled structures) can form in the thyroid. These often are filled with colloid, and may be called colloid cysts. Most cysts are not cancers, but 5% can have a cancer along an edge. A biopsy (fna) can determine this. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't have surgery for my colloid cyst?

What will happen if I don't have surgery for my colloid cyst?

Depends on cyst size: When the cyst becomes large enough, it can cause hydrocephalus. This can be life threatening in a rapid fashion. ...Read more

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After aspiration of a colloid cyst, what are the chances it will regrow?

After aspiration of a colloid cyst, what are the chances it will regrow?

Possible: The histogenesis of colloid cysts is unclear. Surgical treatment is usually considered if they cause hydrocephalus (swelling of the brain). Surgical removal does not always resolve the swelling. Aspiration may mot completly remove the cyst wall in which case they can recur. ...Read more

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I have a 3mm colloid cyst on 3rdthe ventricle. I have become symptomatic. Should i be worried

I have a 3mm colloid cyst on 3rdthe ventricle.  I have become symptomatic. Should i be worried

Get evaluated: It is uncommon for a colloid cyst <10mm to cause problems. See a neurosurgeon for a definitive opinion of your specific situation. ...Read more

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I'm a 29 y/o female. I have 6+ complex cysts on my thyroid - the largest is 1.1cm with a hypoechoic mass. All others are colloid. Should i be worried?

I'm a 29 y/o female. I have 6+ complex cysts on my thyroid - the largest is 1.1cm with a hypoechoic mass. All others are colloid. Should i be worried?

Need to follow it: The likelihood of cancer is still quite low. A lot depends on the characteristics of the cysts/nodules. If there are worrisome characteristics, surgery is indicated. It is important that the cysts/nodules be followed by someone who knows what to look for. Often an endocrinologist with ultrasound experience is better at this than a radiologist. ...Read more

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I have a colloid cyst of the brain with no symptions as of yet but want to go overseas should I be ok to fly?

I have a colloid cyst of the brain with no symptions as of yet but want to go overseas should I be ok to fly?

Ask the neurosurgeon: Who is following you. Only s/he knows the imagery of your brain and will give you the answer to your question. Make sense? Good luck and take care! ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more