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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What does predominantly solid isoechoic mass with sites of cyst and increased vascularity measuring 5.5 x4.5x3.6 in thyroid mean?

What does predominantly solid isoechoic mass with sites of cyst and increased vascularity measuring 5.5 x4.5x3.6 in thyroid mean?

Mm?: Hi. I hate to assume, but I assume this is a small nodule 5.5x4.5x3.6 mm? (not cm? That would be a BIG nodule). A nodule that small (in mm) would be too small to do a fine needle aspiration biopsy on. Are your TSH and free T4 normal? If so, I would say do another thyroid ultrasound in a year or so to see if it's growing. ...Read more

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Right thyroid cysts. Dominant mid pole left predominantly solid left thyroid nodule subcentimeter solid upper pole left nodule. What does this mean?

Right thyroid cysts. Dominant mid pole left predominantly solid left thyroid nodule subcentimeter solid upper pole left nodule. What does this mean?

Thyroid cyst- benign: The nodule in left upper pole, which is solid in nature, did they do any blood test to r/o excess thyroid hormone secretions? Thyroid cysts are benign fluid collections most of the time from degeneration of cells (dead cells in a particular area). The nodule needs to be followed up to r/o thyrotoxicosis, possible malignancy. Fine needle Biopsy, Radioactive Iodine uptake study will r/oabove condns. ...Read more

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Thyroid us reveals small hypoechoic adenomas two, septated cyst left lobe and 11x10x4 mm solid hypoechoic mass anterior to jugular, concerning?

Thyroid us reveals small hypoechoic adenomas two, septated cyst left lobe and 11x10x4 mm solid hypoechoic mass anterior to jugular, concerning?

The small cysts: Are probably of no significance, but thyroid biopsy should be considered for the larger mass. Check a serum thyroglobulin level and discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a sonogram of my thyroid. I have 9 nodules/cyst. 2 solid hypoechoic heterogeneous nodules. What does this mean? Cancer?

Common problem: Nodules of the thyroid are common, especially in women. Most thyroid nodules are benign. "solid", "hypoechoic", "heterogeneous" nodules are the most common ones seen. If they are large enough (at least 1 cm), we typically recommend doing a fine needle biopsy to make sure they are benign. ...Read more

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Thyroid u/s: 3x2x3mm cystic nodule, ill-defined 1.6x0.8x1.0cm hypoechoic nodule r lobe; 6x3x6mm solid, slightly hypoechoic nodule l lobe- next step?

Thyroid u/s: 3x2x3mm cystic nodule, ill-defined 1.6x0.8x1.0cm hypoechoic nodule r lobe; 6x3x6mm solid, slightly hypoechoic nodule l lobe- next step?

Followup exam: By age 60, about one-half of all people have a thyroid nodule, found either through examination or with imaging. Over 90% of such nodules are benign. Hypoechoic noodules are usually cysts. A complex nodule over one cm. With blood flow should be biopsied. This can be performed by neeedle or core bx. Most nodules are asymptomatic. Follow up us examination in six months suggested. ...Read more

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8 yrs post subtotal thyroidectomy remain thyroid has cystic, complex & solid nodules. Largest solid isoechoic w/o calci is 1.2cmx.8cmx.5 what to do?

8 yrs post subtotal thyroidectomy remain thyroid has cystic, complex & solid nodules. Largest solid isoechoic w/o calci is 1.2cmx.8cmx.5 what to do?

Biopsy: Your option is to do an ultrasound guided biopsy on the 1.2 cm nodule or follow it closely with ultrasound and biopsy it if it's growing. The risk of cancer still remain low. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous thyroid, my ultrasound stated that diffusely heterogeneous thyroid with no discrete cystic or solid nodule identified.

Heterogeneous thyroid, my ultrasound stated that diffusely heterogeneous thyroid with no discrete cystic or solid nodule identified.

May be autoimmune: Heterogeneous thyroid on ultrasound refers to a thyroid that looks mottled with both dark and light areas throughout. This is a typical finding in people with autoimmune thyroid disease such as hashimoto's thyroiditis or grave's disease. It sounds like there is nothing suspicious that would require biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a solid and cystic thyroid nodule (.9 x. 7 x. 5 cm). how long is normal to wait before a follow up ultrasound?

I have a solid and cystic thyroid nodule (.9 x. 7 x. 5 cm). how long is normal to wait before a follow up ultrasound?

Thyroidologist: Your thyroidologist, endocrinologist, or thyroid surgeon is best qualified to answer this question. He or she, who has examined and evaluated you, would sit down with the radiologist who interpreted your ultrasound and determine the best interval between your ultrasound and the next one and whether a needle biopsy is advisable at that time ...Read more

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Has Amer thyroid ass. Changed guidelines for biopsy of thyroid nod. To greater than 1.5 cm for complex nod, cystic/solid hetero, no calci.?

Thyroid nodule: Hello - heres everything you ever needed to know about thyroid nodules from the group of your choice:

http://www. Thyroid. Org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/Nodules_brochure. Pdf
thanks ...Read more

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Thyroid hyperechoic more cystic fluid filled? & hypoecoic more solid. I know both may need fna, but which would be better for ultra sound to show

Thyroid hyperechoic more cystic fluid filled? & hypoecoic more solid. I know both may need fna, but which would be better for ultra sound to show

Biopsy: Is probably indicated and.... more indicated in the less uniform (multi cystic, hyperechoic) conditions. On the other hand, will need more stabs to see what is going on if it is non-uniform (more than one) ...Read more

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Heterogeneous appearance thyroid gland with complex solid & cystic nodule posterior margin upper pole right lobe 1.5x1.4x1.0cm, what does this mean?

Heterogeneous appearance thyroid gland with complex solid & cystic nodule posterior margin upper pole right lobe 1.5x1.4x1.0cm, what does this mean?

Possible biopsy: Many people have thyroid issues and have ultrasounds that can show a multitude of issues. Most findings are benign and typically are cysts. Biopsies are done routinely for solid nodules to make sure they are benign or not. You may require some thyroid replacement but thyroid blood tests are also required. She your primary or an endocrinologist since they specialize in thyroid issues. Good luck ...Read more

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Can anaplastic thyroid cancer be found on ultrasound? Is the nodule or appaerance solid, cystic or both. Would the radiologist be able to tell?

Can anaplastic thyroid cancer be found on ultrasound? Is the nodule or appaerance solid, cystic or both. Would the radiologist be able to tell?

Tissue diagnosis: A diagnosis of anaplastic thyroid cancer would require removing part or whole of the lesion/nodule and examination by a pathologist. Radiology has not progressed enough in resolution to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a thyroid ultrasound that found a circumscribed solid heterogeneous largely isoechoic nodule with cystic mild internal color flow 26x16x19?

I had a thyroid ultrasound that found a circumscribed solid heterogeneous largely isoechoic nodule with cystic mild internal color flow 26x16x19?

Nodules: Such as yours should be considered for ultrasound guided needle cytology (aspiration cytology) when they are larger than 2 cm. ...Read more

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Thyroid ultrasound says I had a 12 mmx6 mmx5mm peripherally vascular nodule in my left lobe that was heterogeneous. Partly solid/cystic. Cancer?

Thyroid ultrasound says I had a 12 mmx6 mmx5mm peripherally vascular nodule in my left lobe that was heterogeneous. Partly solid/cystic. Cancer?

Endocrine surgeon: Best to see an endocrine surgeon who will do fine needle aspiration under ultrasound and the start the work up by seeing what the FNA results show. Make sure you follow up with this quickly. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodules on CT. US found 10+ nodules, 2 largest about 2.5 cm and are "mixed cystic and solid". Dx benign multinodular goiter. Followup needed?

Thyroid nodules on CT. US found 10+ nodules, 2 largest about 2.5 cm and are "mixed cystic and solid". Dx benign multinodular goiter. Followup needed?

Watch it yourself: Get acquainted with how your gland feels. If one of the nodules starts getting appreciably bigger while the rest stay the same, get seen. This may happen but isn't likely. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have 6 thyroid cysts some that are 5cm a few are 2 mm.. Should I have my thyroid removed?

Have 6 thyroid cysts some that are 5cm a few are 2 mm.. Should I have my thyroid removed?

Cm or mm: It depends on if they are causing swallowing or compressive symptoms already. A pure cyst is not cancerous so it's now depends on if they are causing symptoms. Mm cysts should not cause any problems whereas a 5 cm cyst is quite large and could be problematic. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Thyroid cysts: Yes, thyroid cysts fill with fluid, they can sometimes get rather large, and then they can go away by themselves. When thyroid ultrasound and biopsy is done, simple cysts are often not drained, because they only come back anyway, and they are not dangerous. If this is your problem, you may wish to talk to your endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

Thyroid cyst: Thyroid cysts are common in goiters that have multiple nodules. Cysts can be drained with a needle, but they often come back. If the cyst is not part of a cancer, and if it is not uncomfortable or painful, it is reasonable to do nothing; follow it periodically with ultrasound to make sure it is not changing. If painful/uncomfortable or suspicious, surgery may be indicated, but usually not needed. ...Read more

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Chocolate cyst turn to tumor if there is no solid nodule?

Chocolate cyst turn to tumor if there is no solid nodule?

Cyst: Chocolate cyst is a benign ovarian cyst. It may give impression of tumor (mass), because it is filled with blood. ...Read more

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I have a 8mm thyroid cyst with some septations. What does this mean? What are septations?

I have a 8mm thyroid cyst with some septations. What does this mean? What are septations?

Walls: Septations are walls in the cyst that are benign. You should not have to worry about these results unless your health care provider says differently. ...Read more

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Was told I have a cyst on my thyroid. What is it? Endo says it doesn't do anything. Whatever that means

Was told I have a cyst on my thyroid. What is it? Endo says it doesn't do anything. Whatever that means

Listen to endo: Hi. The endo specializes in this kinda thing; listen to her/him. Cysts are very unlikely to be cancer. If you drain them, they tend to re-accumulate (unless alcohol is infused after drainage). They don't affect thyroid function. Get a second opinion if it would make you more comfortable. Good luck! ...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