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Doctor insights on: Homogeneous Echotexture Of Thyroid

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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 diffuse inhomogeneous echotexture thyroid?

What is diffuse inhomogeneous echotexture thyroid?

Diffuse echotexture: This is a description of sonography can findings of the thyroid. It means there is a mix of lumps and cysts commonly seen with a degenerating multi nodular goiter. Read more

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What does inhomogeneity in the thyroid echotexture mean?

What does inhomogeneity in the thyroid echotexture mean?

Irregularity: It means your thyroid gland is not uniform like a normal gland should be. There may be some irregularity that the ultrasound is showing...Perhaps some small cysts.....It is nothing serious but it should be rechecked with a repea ultrasound test perhaps after an interval of one year. Read more

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What' does inhomogenous thyroid paracheymal echotexture mean on thyroid u/s?

What' does inhomogenous thyroid paracheymal echotexture mean on thyroid u/s?

It means: That the appearance of the thyroid tissue on US is not uniform, it is heterogeneous (vs. Homogeneous). This is a very non specific sign that could indicate a generalized thyroid process/abnormality (vs. A focal mass). This could include thyroiditis, autoimmune disorders, the effects of certain meds, hypo or hyper thyroidism, or other etiologies. Talk to your doc about the results. Read more

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Heteroneous in echotexture thyroid typical of hashimotos disease?

Could be: It is difficult to reliably sonographically differentiate hashimoto thyroiditis from other thyroid pathology. Ultrasound features can be variable depending of the severity and phase of disease. A diffusely enlarged thyroid gland with a heterogeneous echotexture is a common sonographic presentation. Read more

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What is the meaning of thyroid is diffusely heterogeneous in echotexture?

Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact cause requires that your doctor compare this to your history, exam and lab work. Read more

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What does heterogeneous echotexture of thyroid mean?

What does heterogeneous echotexture of thyroid mean?

Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact cause requires that your doctor compare this to your history, exam and lab work. Read more

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Mild enlargement of the right thyroid lobe without discrete nodules. There is a homogeneous appearance to the echotexture of the thyroid gland.????

Mild enlargement of the right thyroid lobe without discrete nodules. There is a homogeneous appearance to the echotexture of the thyroid gland.????

Lobe enlarged: This should be of no significance if your thyroid hormone levels are all normal. There are no suspicious findings of benign or malignant growths. If you have further concerns a thyroidologist or endocrinologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Read more

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I have a 4.2cm solid mass left thyroid homogeneous echotexture increased echogenicity and increased vascularity by us coold this be malignant?

Yes, but unlikely: Most thyroid nodules are benign. However, if this truly grew from 3.3 to 4.2 cm over the course of 1 month, that would raise the suspicion of thyroid cancer considerably. You clearly need to have a fine needle biopsy of this nodule performed. Read more

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Bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and show diffuse heterogeneous echotexture with increased vascularity. What does that mean?

Bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and show diffuse heterogeneous echotexture with increased vascularity. What does that mean?

Thyroid: What have your doctors said about this. There are many options that include surgery or doing nothing. You can rely on your doctors for your management. If your thyroid levels are OK and your thyroid gland is not very enlarged it would be OK to have nothing done aside from regular examination. Read more

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Both of my thyroid lobes demonstrate heterogeneous echotexture without focal nodule. Right lobe measures L: 3.37 cm, left lobe measures L: 3.33 cm?

Both of my thyroid lobes demonstrate heterogeneous echotexture without focal nodule. Right lobe measures L: 3.37 cm, left lobe measures L: 3.33 cm?

Thyroid: A heterogeneous, normal sized thyroid may not mean much, or it could indicate one of a number of inflammatory/infiltrative processes i.e. thyroiditis. Sometimes symptoms may not be noticed. The thyroid US findings must be interpreted in conjunction with lab values/thyroid function tests, symptoms, and clinical findings to assess the significance, so best bet is to discuss with your doc. Read more

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During a thyroid ultersound they found nodules5.5 cm and 6, 6 mm will I need a biopsy also they foundabnormal heterogeneous echotexture through both lo?

During a thyroid ultersound they found nodules5.5 cm and 6, 6 mm will I need a biopsy also they foundabnormal heterogeneous echotexture through both lo?

Thyroid nodules: I am sorry that your doctor has not discussed this with you. You must find out form her/him what was found and what needs to be done. Please keep me posted. Read more

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What are ill-defined thyroid nodules with diffuse heterogeneous echotexture?

Usually description: Of possible nodules in a gland with inflammation=thyroiditis needs follow up ultrasound 1 year and check and follow-up of thyroid function tests 1-2 x /year Read more

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Can you explain this statement? : The thyroid gland demonstrates heterogenous echotexture without a discrete mass or

Thyroid ultrasound: Your thyroid ultrasound was ordered by your doctor to evaluate an abnormal thyroid gland. Generally, we are looking for nodules or masses of concern. Happily no masses were seen. Heterogeneity is the characteristic of your gland showing variations in water content which would be expected findings in glands that are swollen or inflamed. Read more

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Small thyroid, heterogenous in echotexture. No mass.? small nodularity inferior lobe. RT nodule or heterogeneity gland. Need interpretation

May need follow up: The provider who ordered the study should have been able to explain the findings to you and whether or not you need any follow up. There is a possibillity you may need a follow up test that looks at whether the areas of nodularity are active hormone producing tissue or whether they are cold spots in the thyroid. Cold spots often have to be looked at in more detail. Read more

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I have done USGthyroid. Normal thyroid and isthumus show diffusely altered heterogeneous echotexture. Vascularity present. No lesion nor calcification.

Thyroid function?: Hi. What prompted the thyroid ultrasound? Sounds like no nodule, so thyroid cancer is not the issue here. Heterogeneous echo texture is non-specific, but certainly can be seen in Hashimoto's. Do you have normal thyroid function? Even if so, you could check TPO & thyroglobulin antibodies to see if there's evidence of autoimmune thyroiditis. Good luck! Read more