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Has anybody heard of thyroid biopsy conscious sedation?

Has anybody heard of thyroid biopsy conscious sedation?

Not used: A thyroid biopsy is a very simple procedure, performed with fine needles. It is very well tolerated if performed by a skilled professional. Only local anesthesia is required. General anesthesia is sometimes used for very young children. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Biopsy (Definition)

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


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Has anybody heard of thyroid biopsy with conscious sedation? What is the usual anesthesia used?

Has anybody heard of thyroid biopsy with conscious sedation?  What is the usual anesthesia used?

Usually local: Thyroid biopsy is usually done with a small needle under ultrasound guidance under local anesthesia. Unless you have anxiety disorder, sedation is usually unnecessary. It only takes a few minutes and complication is rare. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Thyroid: I think you are asking if local anesthesia (numbing medication) given by an injection is used before a thyroid needle biopsy. I always do but some of my colleagues do not. Suggest you ask before scheduling an appointment. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid biopsy's produce false results?

Can a thyroid biopsy's produce false results?

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

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How bad does a thyroid biopsy hurt, during and afterwards?

Not bad: This one depends on the skill of the doctor doing the biopsy. It can be scary, but the soreness lasts maybe a day or two. ...Read more

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What does it mean to find fungus in a thyroid biopsy?

Thyroid biopsy: I guess it is conceivable that a disseminated fungal infection could involve the thyroid, but I would be more concerned that the sample was contaminated, or it was a lab error of some kind. ...Read more

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Lump on thyroid, biopsy said its epidemoid cyst. but no opening to it, its inside on my thyroid. what is its. ?

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

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I had a thyroid biopsy of a single nodule which shows dysplasia. Could it still be cancer if it shows precancerous cells on biopsy?

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

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It's been over a year since my last thyroid biopsy it came back with hurthle cells calcification and hypervascular but benign .Second opinion ?

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 more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroid Biopsy (Definition)

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


Dr. James Dukelow
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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