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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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What is a thyroid adenoma?

What is a thyroid adenoma?

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 more

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What is thyroid adenoma? Will it cause weird stuff to happen to me?

What is thyroid adenoma? Will it cause weird stuff to happen to me?

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 more

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Can thyroid adenoma develop into carcinoma?

Can thyroid adenoma develop into carcinoma?

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 more

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What's the difference between thyroid adenoma and carcinoma?

What's the difference between thyroid adenoma and carcinoma?

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

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For thyroid gland is boarderline enlarged. Right has single nodule likely adenoma. What does this mean?

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 more

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Are heterogeneous complex thyroid nodules degenerating adenomas and have to be removed if peripherally vascular?

Depends: Increased vasularuzation of thyroid nodule rises suspension fior malignanccy. In this case fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodule is needed to rule malignantncy. Otherwise nodules with this appearance on thyroid ultrasound are generally benign. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Could I have toxic thyroid adenoma if I have choking?

Could I have toxic thyroid adenoma if I have choking?

Unlikely.: Several reasons to have a choking sensation with swallowing. Not likely from the thyroid. ...Read more

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Can follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be serious?

Can follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be serious?

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 more

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What medications treat follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?

What medications treat follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?

None: Medications are not used to treat follicular thyroid nodules. Usually they are observed only or removed surgically. ...Read more

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How do follicular adenoma thyroid nodules affect your body?

How do follicular adenoma thyroid nodules affect your body?

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 more

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Are there any herbal treatments for toxic thyroid adenoma?

Need medicine: No herbal treatments will help. Methimazole is the drug that will lower thyroid hormone production. You should consider more permanent treatment, such as radioactive iodine or surgery, depending on your situation. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?

What's the treatment for follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?

Watch them: Unless they are large, the treatment for adenomas of the thyroid is observation. They are removed when they are bug enough to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

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

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