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What is a 2 CM hypervascular mass on thyroid mean?

What is a 2 CM hypervascular mass on thyroid mean?

It means: 2cm is the size of the mass. Hypervascular means that the mass has a large number of blood vessels. This mass is on the thyroid. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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How big is a 2-cm heterogeneous mass at the lower pole of the thyroid?

How big is a 2-cm heterogeneous mass at the lower pole of the thyroid?

Less than one inch: One inch is 2.54 cm, so your mass is a little less than one inch in diameter. You should have it biopsied at your earliest convenience, along with thyroid blood tests. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to remove only the 2cm thyroid mass and not the lobe it is on?

Is it unusual to remove only the 2cm thyroid mass and not the lobe it is on?

Minimally invasive: After ultrasound, biopsy, and scan, if there is still some suspicion that the nodule could be a cancer, it would have to come out. In the or, the surgeon may remove the nodule, wait for a reading from the pathologist, and if benign, do as little as possible to the rest of the thyroid. If the nodule occupied the whole lobe, or was hard to separate, the surgeon may remove the whole lobe. ...Read more

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Doctors: what does having a large hypoechoic mass with multiple anechoic cystic areas mean?

Doctors: what does having a large hypoechoic mass with multiple anechoic cystic areas mean?

Need more info: Where is the mass? What organ? What symptoms or problem? What led your doctor to order an ultrasound examination? ...Read more

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2.0 CM mass rt upper pole of thyroid, marked lt enlargement. Cause of enlargement? Surgery?

Surgery, yes: Sometimes ultrasounds and scans can show if they are cancerous or not, but a biopsy is better to evaluate that. Many thyroid masses are not cancerous, but when they start to affect your ability to swallow, then they should probably come out. ...Read more

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Is complex heterogeneous predominantly silid mass with cystic components suspicious for cancer?

Is complex heterogeneous predominantly silid mass with cystic components suspicious for cancer?

Perhaps: You did not provide enough information to answer this question.

what body part? What type of scan? What symptoms?

I would be happy to consult with you at our mutual convenience. ...Read more

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I have a 6mm mass in my left thyroid love and it's considered diffuse heterogeneous. What does this mean?

Nonspecific: A 6 mm thyroid nodule is small. We usually do not worry about nodules under 10 mm. A diffusely heterogeneous thyroid is commonly seen in patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disorder that can result in an underactive thyroid. You list being on immunosuppressive therapy. If you have one autoimmune disorder, you are at higher risk for another. ...Read more

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What is: "a septated cystic mass with low level echoes measuring 65x60x45mm seen in the left adnexal region. No obvious flows within.

Complex cyst: These are often cysts with blood products within them. The lack of blood flow is reassuring that there is no evidence of cancer. If you have no symptoms ask your doctor for a followup ultrasound after 3 cycles. ...Read more

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I have a large mass on kidney, 12x8x9cm large. Described as having tubular cystic areas without vascularity, what are the things this may be?

I have a large mass on kidney, 12x8x9cm large. Described as having tubular cystic areas without vascularity, what are the things this may be?

Urology referral: I would encourage you to seek an evaluation from a urologist who can weigh in on the nature of the mass. I assume the details you described are from a percutaneous biopsy? ...Read more

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I have a hypoechoic thyroid on my left, measuring 0.413 x 0.546cm. The left thyroid is markedly reduce un size without mass. What does this mean? Worrie

Your nodule: Is fairly small, and many physicians wouldn't even biopsy it unless it enlarged or there were other factors noted on ultrasound or lab. If your blood levels are normal, don't worry about the left lobe. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Cystic forehead mass. Pop?

Cystic forehead mass. Pop?

Need to see it: It needs to be seen by a doctor before a recommendation can be made. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is an cystic mass? Pelvic sonogram found it?

What is an cystic mass? Pelvic sonogram found it?

Need more info: Most pelvic cysts arise from the ovary and are benign. A simple cyst is a fluid filled sac that has very specific characteristics on ultrasound. These are always benign. However, not all "cysts" are simple. There are benign and malignant lesions that are "cystic", but are not simple cysts. Ask your doctor to clarify it for you. ...Read more

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Should I remove 5cm thyroid mass?

Get thyroid checked: Your question does not provide enough information. You need to see an endocrinologist who does thyroid ultrasound and needle biopsy. A solitary "cold" nodule of 5 cm may be worrisome, but a cyst would be less so, same with a "hot nodule". The whole thyroid needs to be assessed. ...Read more

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What is a soft tissue mass in the thyroid?

Growth in thyroid: Usually benign, not cancer

if small can be monitored over time with palpation, throid ultrasound

if larger or grows over time, fine needle biopsy often recommended

follow-up with endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does mass on the rim mean with thyroid?

I don't know: What a mass on the "rim" of the thyroid means, but any thyroid mass needs to be evaluated with lab, ultrasound and if indicated, a biopsy. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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My right adnexal mass is at least partially cystic that demonstrates a homogenous fullness.... What does this mean?

My right adnexal mass is at least partially cystic that demonstrates a homogenous fullness.... What does this mean?

Adenexl fullness.: Comparing what this note means is a bit like tasting wine and telling others what you taste. So you need to talk to the examiner for a translation. My guess the area feels like there is more there than normal and it feels like there are some bubble like areas that could be cysts. ...Read more

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Can thyroid and poly cystic ovarian syndrome cause ankles to swell?

Possibly: Hypothyroidism can cause swelling and fluid retention. Pcos causes weight gain, but not fluid swelling. However, if your thyroid levels are normal, I would look for a different cause for the swelling. In your age group, the most common causes would be varicose veins, weight related swelling, and/or excess salt intake. ...Read more

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Can a gel like mass on the thyroid area turn into a liquid like mass?

Not sure what mean: Cysts within the thyroid contain fluid, typically colloid, sometimes blood. Colloid can be very thick (looks like motor oil). The viscosity has more to do with how long it has been there rather than to whether it is worrisome or not. ...Read more

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After my thyroid biopsy a chocolate like mass was extracted what does it mean?

After my thyroid biopsy a chocolate like mass was extracted what does it mean?

Thyroid Nodules: Thyroid nodules are solid or fluid-filled lumps that form within your thyroid, a small gland located at the base of your neck, just above your breastbone. The great majority of thyroid nodules aren't serious and don't cause symptoms. Thyroid cancer accounts for a small percentage of thyroid lesions. The "chocolate" part refers to blood in the nodule. Your pathologist can tell if there is a tumor. ...Read more

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I have a complex cystic ovarian mass with mural nodularity measuring 4.1 cm. Is this suspicious for malignancy?

I have a complex cystic ovarian mass with mural nodularity measuring 4.1 cm. Is this suspicious for malignancy?

Possibly: A mural nodule may or may not be a sign of a malignant mass. This complex cyst should be followed with a pelvic ultrasound in 6-10 weeks. If still present or growing, consider a pelvic MRI without and with intravenous contrast. Please see your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have a right adnexal mass on my ovaries but partially cystic? What is a adnexal mass? What does partially cystic mean?

I have a right adnexal mass on my ovaries but partially cystic? What is a adnexal mass? What does partially cystic mean?

Variable answer: Adnexal mass refers to the area around the ovary that has an undiagnosed mass by imaging studies or exam. Partially cystic refers to a fluid filled sac or cyst within or around the ovary. It implies that the rest of the mass may be solid. Follow up is important to determine the reason for a mass and whether or not it is increasing in size. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is an avascular hypoechoic, complex cystic mass 3.7 x 2.3 x2.9, inferior is increased echogenicity 3.7 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm?

What is an avascular hypoechoic, complex cystic mass 3.7 x 2.3 x2.9, inferior is increased echogenicity 3.7 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm?

Need more info: You are describing an ultrasound finding, but it could mean different thing in different parts of the body. What body part contains the complex cystic mass? ...Read more

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Thyroid u/s reviled “solitary right of midline, 9mm complex cystic nonvascular ismuth nodule”. Should I be worried / biopsy?

Thyroid u/s reviled “solitary right of midline, 9mm complex cystic nonvascular ismuth nodule”. Should I be worried / biopsy?

Possibly: The ultrasound should be followed up with an appointment with an ear, nose and throat surgeon to discuss biopsy vs an additional nuclear medicine test that can give more information about the nodule. There should also be some lab tests done to measure thyroid hormones. All of that information will be used in making the best decision for you. ...Read more

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U/s thyroid shows homogeneous parenchyma on left and right no mass or nodule what does this mean? So what is homogeneous parenchyma?

U/s thyroid shows homogeneous parenchyma on left and right no mass or nodule what does this mean? So what is homogeneous parenchyma?

Good!: Homogeneous parenchyma is just a fancy way for the person reading the report to say the thyroid appears to be similar in texture and color throughout the entire thyroid. This is a good thing as it implies a uniform thyroid without areas of irregularity or inflammation and most people reading these reports will tend to err on the side of caution & at least say there is some irregularity. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Lrg mass in the pouch of Doug, based on the "pedicle sign", suspect ovary is the origin, mass is heterogeneous, cystic & hemorrhagic elements?

Lrg mass in the pouch of Doug, based on the "pedicle sign", suspect ovary is the origin, mass is heterogeneous, cystic & hemorrhagic elements?

Mass: If a CA-125 hasn't been done yet, then it should be. Depending on the size of the mass and any findings on a CT scan such as ascites, you may need to be referred to a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read more

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What my test mean? A right adnexal mass that was at least partially cystic. Examination demonstrates a homogeneous fullness 2 the right adnexa 4.4cm

What my test mean? A right adnexal mass that was at least partially cystic. Examination demonstrates a homogeneous fullness 2 the right adnexa 4.4cm

Maybe a ovarian cyst: Sounds like you could have an ovarian cyst. It is best to see your family doctor or the doctor that ordered the test to talk about the results and what to do next. ...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