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Endocrinologist That Use Conscious Sedation For Thyroid Biopsy
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Is a needle sedation in the throat for a thyroid biopsy (before the procedure begins) the normal way to go. I am healthy 74 year old woman)?
I have a nodule on my right thyroid. I had a biopsy and it came back with no definitive answer....
Should i see an ENT or endocrinologist?
Thyroid biopsy: Hard to answer. No test is perfect. With an ultrasound-guided needle bx, the pathologist looks at the sample of cells that he gets. He may not get a good sample. In some kinds of thyroid cancer, it is hard to distinguish normal from abnormal cells. Sometimes decisions need to be made in spite of "test results", i.e. A judgement call. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Lump on thyroid, biopsy said its epidemoid cyst. but no opening to it, its inside on my thyroid. what is its. ?
What's the issue?: If someone told you that an epidermoid cyst must have an opening to the outside, that person is sadly mistaken. Epidermoid cysts are well-known to occur in the thyroid. They merely duplicate the normal epidermis of the skin. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17230574 ...Read more
I had a thyroid biopsy of a single nodule which shows dysplasia. Could it still be cancer if it shows precancerous cells on biopsy?
It could be: Thyroid nodules are quite common. Many of them are benign but cancer is not uncommon in the thyroid gland. The needle biopsy can misread them. So the safest course is to have excision removal anytime there is suspicion like in your case: dysplasia, usually implies abnormal cells which can be cancerous. ...Read more
It's been over a year since my last thyroid biopsy it came back with hurthle cells calcification and hypervascular but benign .Second opinion ?
Follow up: You need to have a repeat ultrasound to see if the nodule has changed since the last biopsy. If it's the same or getting smaller, you don't need to have another biopsy. I recommend seeing the doctor who did the original biopsy. That person knows your history and will be able to follow this nodule for you. The choice to seek a second opinion is always yours but i'm not sure it's needed at this time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid glands can develop nodules and an important way to determine whether the nodule is cancerous is a needle biopsy. This is done under ultrasound guidance and uses a very fine needle. The procedure in not as bad as it may sound and is done as an outpatient. It is best done by someone who does this all the time so that adequate material is ...Read more
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