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Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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Can anaplastic thyroid cancer be found on ultrasound? Is the nodule or appaerance solid, cystic or both. Would the radiologist be able to tell?

Can anaplastic thyroid cancer be found on ultrasound?  Is the nodule or appaerance solid, cystic or both.  Would the radiologist be able to tell?

Tissue diagnosis: A diagnosis of anaplastic thyroid cancer would require removing part or whole of the lesion/nodule and examination by a pathologist. Radiology has not progressed enough in resolution to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is a hypodense lesion on the thyroid cancerous? I had an angiogram and it found a hypodense lesion on the left lobe of my thyroid gland.

Is a hypodense lesion on the thyroid cancerous? I had an angiogram and it found a hypodense lesion on the left lobe of my thyroid gland.

Maybe: Angiography is not good at defining thyroid pathology. You will usually need a thyroid ultrasound and possibly a fine needle biopsy. Thyroid nodules are common and the majority are ok, but definitely have it checked out. ...Read more

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Can a mass on the thyroid be spread to the right lobe? because I found out that there is a solid nodule on the right lobe of the thyroid

It can: As there are types of cancer that can readily spread locally even in the thyroid. Realize it's also possible to multiple thyroid nodule on both sides without any cancer too. It sounds like you need to review this with your doctor and possibly have a thyroid ultrasound completed to visualize the area. ...Read more

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Can medullary thyroid carcinoma metastase to the lungs while being undetectable on a thyroid sonogram? Or by that time throyd nod are present?

Can medullary thyroid carcinoma metastase to the lungs while being undetectable on a thyroid sonogram? Or by that time throyd nod are present?

Theoretically yes: But unlikely. Theoretically all you need is a tiny group of cancer cells at the microscopic level to have the capability to metastasize. However in practice there is almost always a detectable nodule before it metastasizes because the cancer needs to be more advance and aggressive. ...Read more

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Could FNB on 2.3cm Thyroid Nodule cause problem if it IS cancer? Like breaking the seal & spreading cancer faster. Deciding on FNB or Lobe removal?

Could FNB on 2.3cm Thyroid Nodule cause problem if it IS cancer? Like breaking the seal & spreading cancer faster. Deciding on FNB or Lobe removal?

FNB is safe: FNB is commonly done on thyroid nodules and lumps in the breast. it is the first step to make a diagnosis of Cancer. it is better to do FNB than surgery to remove a lump the surgeon needs to know ahead of time what he/she is removing? FNB next is the way to go in your case. ...Read more

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Can there be a cyst and a exophytic solid mass lesion on a kidney? are the thge same? does the solid mass indicate cancer?

Can there be a cyst and a exophytic solid mass lesion on a kidney? are the thge same? does the solid mass indicate cancer?

Need followup: Renal cysts are common. The majority are benign. Cysts can also be assoicated with malignancies and some malignancies have cystic areas. A solid exophytic mass may be more worrisome. YOu need a further workup and you may need a biopsy or surrgical resection to know for sure. Discuss imaging and surgical options with your doctors. ...Read more

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Is subcentimeter heterogeneous hypoechoic lesions of the thyroid likely to be cancerous ?

Is subcentimeter heterogeneous hypoechoic lesions of the thyroid likely to be cancerous ?

No: A large study found that nodules less than 2.5 cm are usually harmless. It is also reassuring that there are multiple nodules. Thyroid nodules very common and frequently harmless. ...Read more

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Can the hypoechoic&isochoic nodules&cysts in my thyroid be cancerous?

Can the hypoechoic&isochoic nodules&cysts in my thyroid be cancerous?

Not possible to say: It is not possible to say without seeing what they look like. Sometimes it is necessary to undergo additional tests to determine whether or not they are cancerous. Best talk to your doctor for guidance ...Read more

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Us results show 2 "hypoechoic solid nodules" on in each lobe of the thyroid. Should these be biopsied? Who decides that?

Us results show 2 "hypoechoic solid nodules" on in each lobe of the thyroid. Should these be biopsied? Who decides that?

Depends...: Depends upon the size and other factors. In general, it is better to be safe and proceed with the biopsy plus appropriate blood tests. Discuss w/your doctor and see an endocrinologist if appropriate or want a second opinion. ...Read more

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Does medullary thryroid carcinoma will show anything on an ultrasound? Nodules or tumor will be visible? Can it be present in a normal looking thyroid

Does medullary thryroid carcinoma will show anything on an ultrasound? Nodules or tumor will be visible? Can it be present in a normal looking thyroid

Resolution of U/S: Hi. Like all imaging modalities, there is a limit to what you can see with U/S looking at the thyroid. All cancers begin as a single cell gone bad that clonal expands (bear in mind possibility of multiple independent foci of MTC such as in MEN2's and FMTC), so at some point in their infancy, all MTC cancers are below the limit of resolution on U/S. Once nodules are biopsiable, FNA helps evaluate. ...Read more

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I have cyst on my parotid gland (deep lobe). It has been identified as a benign lesion with cystic degeneration. What are the suggested treatments?

I have cyst on my parotid gland (deep lobe). It has been identified as a benign lesion with cystic degeneration. What are the suggested treatments?

Parotid cyst: This really depends on how bothersome it is and how it looks. If its painful or looks terrible then it can be removed. You already know its benign. ...Read more

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Complex thyroid nodule biopsied said to be benign... Now regardless of the diagnosis... Could it be possible that nodule is cancerous and biopsy missed it?

Complex thyroid nodule biopsied said to be benign... Now regardless of the diagnosis... Could it be possible that nodule is cancerous and biopsy missed it?

Possibly: Thyroid nodules are notoriously difficult to interpret biopsy results, because the nodules themselves are often "complex" meaning non-uniform, and thus one portion may look benign while the other malignant, . ...Read more

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Mammo with additional testing showed nodule cyst are they the same and can nodule and cyst go away on its own how serious are nodule was told beign?

Mammo with additional testing showed nodule cyst are they the same and can nodule and cyst go away on its own how serious are nodule was told beign?

Complicated question: You're best off using HealthTap Prime or discussing your concerns with your primary care doctor. Nodules (solid) & cysts (fluid filled) are NOT the same thing, but most Radiologists can't tell the difference in the breast since they can be small. Breast tissues can change during the menstrual cycle; but age is a factor here, as well as family history. Can't tell you here if benign or not. TTYD. ...Read more

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If a new liver lesion is found in a person with colon cancer History and this lesion was not present before , but the SUV uptake is 2.8, can this be a killed met? The liver background uptake is 3.8.

If a new liver lesion is found in a person with colon cancer History and this lesion was not present before , but the SUV uptake is 2.8, can this be a killed met?

The liver background uptake is 3.8.

Probably not: Most lesions that metastasize metachronously post colectomy are viable . Many reside in a reservoir, the bone marrow, and eventually are released to spread to sites like tlie liver. While the SUV value is low there may be some devasularization but that does not rule out viability. A bx is needed to characterize the tumor and then resection or microwave ablation followed by chemotherapy. ...Read more

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If a new liver lesion is found in a person with colon cancer History and this lesion was not present before , but the SUV uptake is 2.8, can this be a killed met? The liver background uptake is 3.8. The lesion is 16 mm and Another one is also 16 mm wit

If a new liver lesion is found in a person with colon cancer History and this lesion was not present before , but the SUV uptake is 2.8, can this be a killed met?

The liver background uptake is 3.8.

The lesion is 16 mm and 
Another one is also 16 mm wit

Not sure: if a lesion is under 2.5 cm, it is not big enough to make an accurate judgement as to it's activity. 2.8 SUV is low, so, it is likely to be not cancer. BUT since it is new, I am concerned that it could be a cancerous nodule. Talk to your oncologist. see link: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/management-of-potentially-resectable-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases ...Read more

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