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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Us shows large complex cystic right thyroid lesion. 2.8x1.9x1.8cm with layering debris, left lobe heterogeneous. Whats the next step?

Us shows large complex cystic right thyroid lesion. 2.8x1.9x1.8cm with layering debris, left lobe heterogeneous. Whats the next step?

Thyroid biopsy: Most nodules of the thyroid are benign. However, one should consider biopsy of any nodule that is larger than 1 cm in size. Even though your nodule may be mostly fluid (cystic) containing, it would be advised to do a fine needle biopsy. This is a simple outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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I have bilateral partially cystic thyroid nodules.Biopsy done of the larger one, came back "follicular lesion of unknown origin" what does that mean?

I have bilateral partially cystic thyroid nodules.Biopsy done of the larger one, came back "follicular lesion of unknown origin" what does that mean?

Variable meaning: Follicular?patterned lesions of the thyroid are common; these include hyperplastic/adenomatoid nodules, follicular adenoma, follicular carcinoma and follicular variants of papillary carcinoma. Repeat biopsy with a sample sent for a genetic afirma assay may give additional useful information. In addition, discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does this diagnosis mean, Left thyroid: cystic lesion with hemosiderin-laden macrophages. its my cytology report from a thyroid nodule.

What does this diagnosis mean, Left thyroid: cystic lesion with hemosiderin-laden macrophages. its my cytology report from a thyroid nodule.

Probable benign: Most cystic lesions and not pure cysts usually respresent breakdown and hemmorhage into a benign neoplsm. The presence of macrophages and hemosiderin suggest some form of inflammatory condition such as Hashimoto's thryoiditis. Unless there are changes on physical and thyroid scan suggesting further growth, conservtive management is suggested. ...Read more

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Can cystic thyroid nodule be cancerous?

Can cystic thyroid nodule be cancerous?

Unlikely but ask doc: Most of the the thyroid nodules are benign, cystic nodules are even more benign, but sometimes a small focus of cancer could be inside the cyst, to be sure most of the time after fine needle aspiration (fna) will be done by your doctor send for biopsy ( cytology ) to be sure it is benign.. ...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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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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What does it mean to have a solitary nodule with cystic degeneration in the left lobe of thyroid?

What does it mean to have a solitary nodule with cystic degeneration in the left lobe of thyroid?

Recommend biopsy: Although there are characteristic finding on us that help up get an idea of what type of nodule it is. The gold standard for diagnosis is a us guided needle biopsy. It is relatively non invasive and has good accuracy. ...Read more

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Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?

Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?

FNA not essential : As the nodule is less than 1 cm . FNA biopsy is not essential in most cases. But if any risk factors like history of radiation to head or neck or family history of thyroid cancer then need to follow up more closely by ultrasound and may also consider FNA biopsy ...Read more

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2.5x1.5x2.1cm, well-defined, complex cystic focus is noted in my left thyroid lobe. Is this malignant?

2.5x1.5x2.1cm, well-defined, complex cystic focus is noted in my left thyroid lobe. Is this malignant?

Biopsy: Something this size with complex cystic characteristic should probably be biopsied. Please see your doctor to discuss. In general, the risk of cancer is only approx. 5 %. No need to panic but should get it evaluated. ...Read more

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2 thyroid cystic nodules 1.6 cm and 1 cm in size on one side causing problems while eating. Recommend hemithyroidectomy? What are the risks?

2 thyroid cystic nodules 1.6 cm and 1 cm in size on one side causing problems while eating. Recommend hemithyroidectomy? What are the risks?

Very few: and they will be explained in detail by your thyroid surgeon. You can easily live on thyroid replacement (which may be the choice of your physician (to "avoid" development of further nodules in the other half of the gland) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Thyroid u/s: 3x2x3mm cystic nodule, ill-defined 1.6x0.8x1.0cm hypoechoic nodule r lobe; 6x3x6mm solid, slightly hypoechoic nodule l lobe- next step?

Thyroid u/s: 3x2x3mm cystic nodule, ill-defined 1.6x0.8x1.0cm hypoechoic nodule r lobe; 6x3x6mm solid, slightly hypoechoic nodule l lobe- next step?

Followup exam: By age 60, about one-half of all people have a thyroid nodule, found either through examination or with imaging. Over 90% of such nodules are benign. Hypoechoic noodules are usually cysts. A complex nodule over one cm. With blood flow should be biopsied. This can be performed by neeedle or core bx. Most nodules are asymptomatic. Follow up us examination in six months suggested. ...Read more

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I believe I have cystic acne should I have my thyroids checked and what should I do its also very itchy.?

Get Rx that works: This is the 21st century and nobody needs to have cystic acne, or anything that looks like it. If this is cystic acne, your primary care physician will probably start you on both a topical (clindamycin with a retinoic acid derivative, perhaps) and a systemic antibiotic, or if you're a lady, discuss the oral contraceptive pill. If tough, you have a right to a dermatologist's big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a hyperplastic with mild atypia nodule and cystic hyperplastic nodule associated with oncocytic metaplasia mean, both are in thyroid.

Not cancer: These are non-diagnostic findings. It is not cancer. However, you should follow your doctor's advice for follow-up tests and treatments. ...Read more

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Thyroid US 0.6cm hypoechoic nodule & 1.2cm partially cystic nodule.going to endocrinologist but can't get me in for a few weeks. reason for concern?

Safe than Sorry: Since the lesions are at least partially solid, the endocrinologist will probably want to be more safe than sorry. You will probably require a radioactive iodine scan of the thyroid to evaluate the nodules more closely to see if the nodules are truely only cystic, or he/she may elect to perform a fine needle aspiration of the lesions to collect samples to be tested under the microscope. ...Read more

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Scan says enlarged thyroid more to right with multipal isoechoic/spongy nodules largest 1.8x1.4cm with central cystic area an peripheral vascularity??

Thyroid: Thyroid are very common and can be found on exam of the neck, US or CT scan. Depending on the number of nodules, size of the nodules and any underlying thyroid disease would dictate what further work-up is needed. For larger nodules a needle biopsy with the possibility of surgical removal may be recommended. ...Read more

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