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Doctor insights on: Mass On Larynx Enlarged Lymph Node And Thyroid Gland

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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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I have hashimoto's disease, and an enlarged lymph node adjacent to my jugular and thyroid. It is 2.12 CM in long, .9 CM in trans. Should I worry?

I have hashimoto's disease, and an enlarged lymph node adjacent to my jugular and thyroid. It is 2.12 CM in long, .9 CM in trans. Should I worry?

May need workup.: It is common to have enlarged lymph nodes in the setting of hashimoto's disease, since your immune system is revved up against a part of your own body, your thyroid. This causes lymph nodes to become enlarged. In expert radiologist hands, frequently a neck ultrasound can distinguish what is known as a "reactive", benign lymph node vs a suspicious one so that followup without biopsy can be done. ...Read more

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Ultrasound says hypoechoic mass with essentric fatty hilum favoring an enlarged lymph node on left side of neck. What does that mean ?

Ultrasound says hypoechoic mass with essentric fatty hilum favoring an enlarged lymph node on left side of neck. What does that mean ?

Probably benign node: When a mass is palpated in the neck it is usually abnormal and suggests a new, possibly metastatic lesion requiring bx and then therapy. If a hypoechoic mass is noted this is a solid lesion and with above description is a lymph node that is characterized by the fatty hilum. If lesion enlarges bx needed unless a primary lesion defined that may be causing nodal enlargement. Therapy then needed ...Read more

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Can a thyroid gland regrow on my larynx after being removed due to papillary cancer?

Can a thyroid gland regrow on my larynx after being removed due to papillary cancer?

No: Unless there is recurrence of the tumor . You should see your physician if you are feeling lumps in the thyroid area. ...Read more

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

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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The right thyroid gland measures 3.7x2.1x1.7cm and the left measures 3.7x2.5x1.8cm with homogenous echo pattern .there are no mass seen.there are no ?

The right thyroid gland measures 3.7x2.1x1.7cm and the left measures 3.7x2.5x1.8cm with homogenous echo pattern .there are no mass seen.there are no ?

Is there a question?: Hi. I'm glad you have a normal thyroid ultrasound. Did you have a question? Why was the ultrasound ordered? Did your doc think he/she felt something abnormal? Please ask a question if you have one. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue ?

Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue ?

Yes, It is infection: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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How can examination of enlarged lymph node aid in diagnosing certain diseases?

Clinical exam: Clinical exam remains a very important thing in medicine.Examination of the lymph node will give us useful information in regard to the location, the size, the texture, mobility etc. And those characteristics are useful to narrow down the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

Larynx (Definition)

The larynx is the organ that houses the vocal cords. This provides speech, and protects the airway from aspirating food. There are other functions also, such as allowing increased pressure for weight lifting by partially closing ...Read more


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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