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Degenerating Adenoma Thyroid
A benign tumor: Adeno- is a medical prefix indicating glandular tissue. A benign tumor arising within a gland is called an adenoma; a malignant, or cancerous, tumor would be an adenocarcinoma. So a thyroid adenoma would be a benign tumor arising in the thyroid gland. Even though it's considered benign, it can cause problems by making it hard to swallow, or making too much thyroid hormone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Thyroid adenoma is a growth on your thyroid. 95% of these growth are benign (not cancerous) and if it's small (< 1 cm), it typically will not cause any problem. If you have a thyroid adenoma, you should get your thyroid blood test done to make sure the thyroid is still functioning normally. A biopsy can also be done to rule out cancer process in the growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A true thyroid adenoma is a benign tumor. However, this can only be accurately assessed once it has been removed surgically -- not by fine needle aspiration. There are molecular alterations seen in carcinoma than are not seen in adenoma. However, some of the molecular changes are cumulative, like p53 mutations -- which are expressed in higher frequency in cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benign vs cancer: Sometimes, especially for follicular lesions, the pathologist cannot predict the behavior. Adenomas can cause trouble by producing hormones; carcinomas can invade other structures and even kill. ...Read more
For thyroid gland is boarderline enlarged. Right has single nodule likely adenoma. What does this mean?
Probably benign: Many thyroid glands are enlarged, and borderline means just slightly above normal size. The only way to tell if a thyroid nodule is benign or cancerous is with a biopsy. While some other tests may suggest it is benign the biopsy is the best way to tell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are heterogeneous complex thyroid nodules degenerating adenomas and have to be removed if peripherally vascular?
In a new state. Autonomic dz is pots. Pit, liver, ovary adenomas. Thyroid has new solid nodules and nodes. Only bx'd node.? Ask for excision?
Thyroid nodules: I know more about pots than thyroid but in general if you have a node biopsied, if there is not diagnosis, they will likely biopsy nodule to determine whether to excise. If there is a diagnosis based on node biopsy, that will lead to best recommendation. Decision depends on the pathology and extent of tissue involved. If hyperthyroid, that can explain what was diagnosed as pots, as not pots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely.: Several reasons to have a choking sensation with swallowing. Not likely from the thyroid. ...Read more
Yes.: A follicular adenoma may be a wolf in sheep's clothing, because cells from follicular adenomas and follicular carcinomas can look the same. Other follicular adenomas may have almost no chance of being cancers, but overproduce thyroid hormone, and need treatment to prevent harmful effects of hyperthyroidism on the bones, heart and other tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often not at all: If they do not produce excess thyroid hormone, they have minimal effect on the rest of the body unless they are actually follicular cancers, and spread to other parts of the body. If they do overproduce thyroid hormone, typical hyperthyroid symptoms may occur: feeling hot, shaky, sweaty, heart pounding, poor sleep, poor concentration, bone loss, weight loss or weight gain., ^ appetite. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In follicular adenoma of thyroid gland, after lobectomy, is ther resk for other remaining lobe to develop follicular carcenoma?
VERY LOW: In treating thyroid tumors the lesion present should be solitary and essentially cold on thyroid scan. At that time if surgery indicated should the lesion be relatively small and confined to one lobe it is possible to save the other lobe. Ca Dx is made when the adenoma shows evidence of follicular cells breaking the capsule. A second primary occurs in the other lobe in about 5% of patients ...Read more
Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?
Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not function. Otherwise they are unlikely to be malignant. However, since you have many of them, you likely need and should get further workup, like aspiration biopsy, etc., along with treatment for your hashimoto's. ...Read more