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Doctor insights on: Hypodense Lesions On The Thyroid

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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My cta listed subcentimeter hypodense thyroid lesions and pulmonary nodules in upper right lobe with largest 8mm. Noncalcified. Should I be worried?

My cta listed subcentimeter hypodense thyroid lesions and pulmonary nodules in upper right lobe with largest 8mm. Noncalcified.  Should I be worried?

Need work up. : You need to see an ENT surgeon and have a thyroid ultrasound and possibly a ultrasound guided biopsy. Now your lung nodule needs to be followed by your primary care doctor or a pulmonologist. Fleischner society recommends 3-6 month follow up ct depending on your risk factors. Don't ignore these findings. ...Read more

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What is a right thyroid hypodense nodule mean? I understand thyroid nodule but what is hypodense

What is a right thyroid hypodense nodule mean? I understand thyroid nodule but what is hypodense

Decreased echoes: Ultrasound exam of thyroid gland can show nodules of decreased echogenicity (hypo dense or hypo echoic)), increased echogenicity (hyper dense or hyper echoic) or mixed with areas of both imaging qualities. Hypodense has usually more consistency of fluid like cyst and hyper dense more like solid tumor. ...Read more

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Hypodense nodule in right thyroid bed. 11mm x 9mm significance is unknown. Nonspecific lymph nodes. What are chances this could be cancerous?

Hypodense nodule in right thyroid bed. 11mm x 9mm significance is unknown.  Nonspecific lymph nodes.  What are chances this could be cancerous?

Low but get checked: The odds are low that this is a cancer. Less than 10%. But you should get it evaluated. The best way is to see an Endocrinologist who 1. understands the issues, and 2. does U/S guided thyroid biopsies. ...Read more

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Is a hypodense lesion on the thyroid cancerous? I had an angiogram and it found a hypodense lesion on the left lobe of my thyroid gland.

Is a hypodense lesion on the thyroid cancerous? I had an angiogram and it found a hypodense lesion on the left lobe of my thyroid gland.

Maybe: Angiography is not good at defining thyroid pathology. You will usually need a thyroid ultrasound and possibly a fine needle biopsy. Thyroid nodules are common and the majority are ok, but definitely have it checked out. ...Read more

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I had total thyroidectomy. Hypodense nodule right thyroid bed 11mm by 9mm. Significance uncertain. Nonspecific lymph nodes. Could this be cancerous?

I had total thyroidectomy.  Hypodense nodule right thyroid bed 11mm by 9mm. Significance uncertain.  Nonspecific lymph nodes. Could this be cancerous?

Possibly: The total thyroidectomy was performed for a lesion in the thyroid that was not a goiter. That signifies that the lesion removed by the procedure had a potential for malignancy. Frozen section usually performed would inform surgeon of pathology and as such if Ca, a lymph node dissection would have been performed. If no Ca then any lesion in the bed is benign but should be followed. ...Read more

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My friend has a nodule on the right upper lobe & a hypodense lesion on her right thyroid lobe, so does that mean if she has cancer it is spreading?

My friend has a nodule on the right upper lobe & a hypodense lesion on her right thyroid lobe, so does that mean if she has cancer it is spreading?

No: Hypodense lesion is an ultrasound term that describes the appearance of a thyroid nodule. Most thyroid nodules are hypodense, and most of these nodules are benign. If it is over 1 cm in size, fine needle biopsy of the nodule should be considered to determine if it is benign or not. ...Read more