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Are tiny calcium deposits that can occur in various parts of the body, such as the breast and thyroid gland. There are a variety of causes, most benign, but certain cancers can also produce them. Generally, the shape and distribution determine the level of suspicion. Typically benign looking microcalcs can usually be ignored, and more suspicious microcalcs likely ...Read more
Hmm: Microcalcifications in a thyroid nodule are from small calcium deposits in the cells. Thyroid cancer can be associated with this finding, however, benign nodules can also have them. A nodule with microcalcifications should have a fine needle aspiration to help diagnose which it is. ...Read more
I have a solid hypoechoic nodule with microcalcifications in the thyroid. I am 45 years old. Could it be cancer?
How often are thyroid nodule microcalcifications cancerous? Can capsule be ruptured during biopsy?
I have stable, dominant 10 mm left thyroid nodule with possible internal microcalcifications. What does it mean? Do I need thyroid scan?
Thyroidologist: Usually, in women especially multiple thyroid nodules are all benign. However, that being said, if there's any doubt a needle biopsy is the diagnostic procedure of choice. I feel that an endocrinologist or preferably a thyroidologist is best qualified to evaluate, treat and follow you. Thyroid scans or ultrasounds alone don't usually settle the problem in my experience. ...Read more
Thyroid biopsy 2yrs ago had hurthle and follic. Cells. Now 3 nodules w/microcalcifications, 1hypo/1 isoechoic. Lobes larger too. Biopsy again?
Yes: Once again, your best friend is your local pathologist. I wouldn't hesitate to needle them once again. ...Read more
What are the chances a 4mm thyroid nodule with microcalcifications present is malignant? What are the cure and survival rates for a 29 y. O. Male?
Percentage of thyroid nodules with microcalcification who had radiation as child that is malignant?
I have large thyroid nodule with microcalcifications and an additional solid hypoechic nodule. Is this indicative of malignancy?
Left thyroid lobe is 3x1.1x0.9cm. The nodule is 5x7x7mm with hypervascularity, microcalcifications and posterior capsule. What is the chance of cancer?
I have a 4.4cmx3.5cmx1.1cm solid thyroid nodule. The report read "Microcalcifications" and "Hypervascular". What is the likelihood that it is cancer?
Thyroid nodule with microcalcification&hypervascularity have a likelihood of being Cancerous in about approx 5.3 % of cases according to literature. Ask your endocrinologist for Biopsy
We really need other teatures like irregular or regular border, Pattern of calcifications like few few or snowstorm parttern, minimal or high internal flow
These are other features taken into account to prediction ...Read more
Thyroid nodules -should patient know? Us features microcalcifications, shape, hypoechogenicity, type III color power doppler do doctors look carefully?
Thyroid nodules: Many people have thyroid nodules. Most are benign. There are many features that a radiologist will look for in thyroid nodules to help determine if further evaluation is needed. The most important features are calcification, taller than wide nodules and irregular microlobulations. If need be a fna or core biopsy can be preformed. ...Read more
I was diagnose with 5x5 mm isoechioc solid thyroid nodule without evidence of, microcalcifications no masses, no lymphadenopathy visualized what dis?
History invasive breast cancer, US of thyroid show multiple solid nodule, largest 1.5 CM w/microcalcifications & hypervascularity. Odds of malignancy?
Possible: Most likely your doctor will do aspiration biopsy (FNS) in the office wait for the results, in general prognosis is excellent in most of the thyroid cancers. 44 yr old can expect cure, speak to your doctor ...Read more
Us of thyroid 3 growing nodules 1.5cm +. Microcalcification, internal vascularity, iso & hypoechoic, solid. History stg III melanoma. Fna sched. Worry?
Thyroid nodules. 17x10x14mm Hoarse voice. Microcalcification w/ mild increased vascularity. Hoarse voice. Labs normal. FNA next week. Cancer? Thanks
3cm hypoechoic solid vascular thyroid nodule with a cluster of hurthle cells, fna benign, follow up ultrasound now shows microcalcifications. Cancer?
Not necessarily...: The fact that FNA was reported as benign, the nodule is unlikely to be malignant. Small droplets of benign colloid often mimic "microcalcificatins" of papillary tumor, hence caution is advised. I would suggest repeating the FNA, and consider also collecting samples for gene profiling studies, such as, those manufactured by Veracyte and Asuragen (Note:I have no financial/other interest.) ...Read more
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Is it true that a group of amorphous microcalcifications described as "loose", are generally more indicative of a benign entity than a "tight" group?
Yes: Originally a mammogram was used to pick up small stellate breast lesions that couldn't be palpated. Then micro C++ was found and correlated with DCIS only when there is a tight cluster and usually the cluster has 8 or more fine granules tightly packed. A loose area has usually been found to be benign. ...Read more
Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously
PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver: Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Microcalcifications: Are tiny calcium deposits that can occur in various parts of the body, such as the breast and thyroid gland. There are a variety of causes, most benign, but certain cancers can also produce them. Generally, the shape and distribution determine the level of suspicion. Typically benign looking microcalcs can usually be ignored, and more suspicious microcalcs likely need to be biopsied. ...Read more
Maybe: Testicular microlithiasis (TM) uncommon pathologic condition that is commonly diagnosed by scrotal ultrasonography. Indirect evidence suggests that TM may be associated with an increased risk of testicular malignancy and infertility.Greater amount of calcifications seems to have greater relationship to cancer and infertililty. ...Read more
My diag mammo stated presence of a small tightly grouped microcalcifications slightly pleomorphic and represent interval how serious? Going to see BS
Microcalcifications: There are many causes of breast calcifications, most are benign and require no treatment. Some are suspicious and require biopsy, the rest are best left alone. ...Read more
My sister got a mammogram result of "suspicious cluster microcalcifications". Is that a cancer sign?
Biopsy Needed for Dx: A mammographic report of "suspicious microcalcifications" warrants a stereotactic (nonsurgical) biopsy to definitively diagnose the abnormality. This is categorized by radiologists as a bi-rads 4 abnormality, which should be listed on the report. These are found to be cancerous approximately 15-30% of the time. ...Read more
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