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Diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland with multiple bilateral hypo echoic micro nodules. Increased vascularity. What does this ultra sound result mea?

Diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland with multiple bilateral hypo echoic micro nodules. Increased vascularity. What does this ultra sound result mea?

Thyroidologist: A thyroidologist or endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about your thyroid status and ultrasound findings and to determine whether a needle biopsy and/or referral to a thyroid surgeon is advisable. As a rule multiple nodules are more apt to be benign as opposed to a single cold nodule in males. Follow-up in these cases are also important even after the first consultation. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Stable thyroid nodule increased vascularity on right side with painfull swollen lymphs all on right side is carcinoma likely?

Incomplete info.: First need ultrasound report - solid or cystic nodule? How long was it stable? Was any nuclear medicine scan and uptake done? Need report of that too - was it cold or hot nodule? ...Read more

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What does "very hypoechoic nodules with increased vascularity" mean? Is that indicative of cancer? Nodules are not 1cm. The larger one is 0.40cm x 19cm

Nodule: Hypoechoic generally means that the lesion is more likely to be cystic (contains fluid), however, increased vascularity is concerning. Depending on the history, location and presence of other symptoms fine needle aspiration for cytological analysis or a biopsy should be considered. Watch for alternative points of view from other physicians ...Read more

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Presence of hypoechoic area in hyperechoic thyroid nodule. What it indicates? Nodule has increased vascularity

Uncertain: There are various characteristics of thyroid nodules on ultrasound, including hyperechoic, hypoechoic, isoechoic, cystic, complex, vascular, calcified, microcalcifications. Unfortunately, none of them can tell you for sure whether the nodule is benign or malignant. In your age group, we would be recommending biopsy of the nodule if it is 1 cm in size or larger. ...Read more

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3cm hyperechoic thyroid nodule with increased vascularity, normal TSH fnac- follicular cell with hyperplastic area. What it indicates?

Uncertain: The fna can only help if it shows cancer. But in your case it is ambiguous, so your doctor should guide you what to do next? ...What did he/she suggest as the next step? Most doctors would next recommend either surgical excision or monitor closely for some time and see if it is growing in size in which case it has to be taken out. ...Read more

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Tsh level 5.58, no symptoms, u/s found 1cm subtle hypoechoic nodule w/increased peripheral vascularity. Pcp ordered rai uptake scan before fna. Why?

Tsh level 5.58, no symptoms, u/s found 1cm subtle hypoechoic nodule w/increased peripheral vascularity. Pcp ordered rai uptake scan before fna. Why?

I have no idea: Hi. It's not a hyperactive nodule...we know that from the TSH. I'd go straight to an FNA. The scan will show a "cold" nodule, which we already know it is, and will not help differentiate benign from cancer. FNA cytology (hopefully with gene testing) is all you need at this point. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows enlarged gland with at least 3 nodules the biggest being 3.6 CM * 3.2cm. The nodule is solid with increased vascularity. Diagnosis?

Probable Goiter: I assume this is the thyroid gland. Often the the gland enlarges and contains numerous nodules representing various entities. This is referred to as a "Multinodular Goiter" and is usually benign. There may be functional or hormonal abnormalites which can be measured with blood tests. However, each nodule must be inspected individually to ensure it is not cancer. Biopsy may be the only way to tell. ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows enlarged gland with at least 3 nodules the biggest being 3.6 CM * 3.2cm. The nodule is solid with increased vascularity. Diagnosis?

Biopsy: It is not usually possible to say what a nodule is by looking at it. It may be necessary to consider an ultrasound guided needle biopsy to " know" what it is. Talk to your doctor about your options ...Read more

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Both lobes demonstrate a mildly heterogeneous echo pattern. Right mid love complex solid mixed echo solid nodule demonstrating calcification and increased vascularity. Measures 2.8 cm x 1.7x1.7cm Bloodwork came back with a thyroglobulin of 251 all other b

Both lobes demonstrate a mildly heterogeneous echo pattern. Right mid love complex solid mixed echo solid nodule demonstrating calcification and increased vascularity. Measures 2.8 cm x 1.7x1.7cm Bloodwork came back with a thyroglobulin of 251 all other b

Biopsy: If thyroid hormones are normal, I woulf proceed with an ultrasound guided biopsy. The growth is large so shouldn't be a difficult biopsy. Chance of cancer is approximately 5%. Low risk but should be evaluated. ...Read more

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1 CM solid hypoechoic nodule no associated calcifications or increased vascularity have been seen?

Not enough info: I'm not sure of the question. Is this from a breast ultrasound? Specific ultrasound features of the nodule, combined with mammographic and physical exam findings, will help determine whether this nodule should be biopsied, or followed up at 6 month intervals. ...Read more

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What does increased vascularity in thyroid nodule mean?

Increased blood flow: There is more blood flow to the thyroid nodule than the surrounding thyroid tissue. Could represent an adenoma or tumor. Needle biopsies are frequently done for further evaluation if a nuclear scan is not helpful. ...Read more

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26 f w/ nodule that is solid heterogenous, increased vascularity, internal microcalcifications, 7x5x8mm, is this high risk malignant?

26 f w/ nodule that is solid heterogenous, increased vascularity, internal microcalcifications, 7x5x8mm, is this high risk malignant?

Not for sure: More than 95 percent of thyroid nodules are benign. Size is criteria for biopsy, greater than 1 cm. For thyroid nodules with a diameter of 1 cm or less, the sensitivity of microcalcifications for malignancy lower than in larger nodules. Should follow closely with repeat us exam. ...Read more

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What may be a possible cause of increased peripheral vascularity around a 1cm slightly hypoechoic thyroid nodule?

Inflammation: A hypoechoic nodule could compress normal tissue and vessels. Inflammation around nodule might also increase flow. ...Read more

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US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, . 4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?

Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid nodule. A scan revealed that it is solid with irregular borders, and I have increased vascularity, what does this mean?

I have a thyroid nodule. A scan revealed that it is solid with irregular borders, and I have increased vascularity, what does this mean?

Needs FNA: This could mean malignancy, but not always. You should have a fine needle aspiration - a minor procedure done under local anesthesia. This will usually sort things out and determine if surgery is required. ...Read more

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FNA predominant solid thyroid nodule with new calcify and increased vascularity is indeterminate-now sent to Afirma for GEC How accurate is this test?

FNA predominant solid thyroid nodule with new calcify and increased vascularity is indeterminate-now sent to Afirma for GEC How accurate is this test?

Accurate if negative: It now appears that Afirma test result is clinically useful if it comes back as negative. I believe that the test may be associated with a higher false-positive results than false-negative results. Please check with your endocrinologist for an update. ...Read more

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I have a 2.4 heterogeneous hypoechoic solid nodule with cystic components and no increased vascularity or interna calcification. Shortness of breath?

I have a 2.4 heterogeneous hypoechoic solid nodule with cystic components and no increased vascularity or interna calcification. Shortness of breath?

Not sure: I'm not exactly sure what the question is but I don't like the sound of the mass you describe. It sounds as if this was a breat ultrasound finding. Is that true? If so, what was the physicians recommendation? If my assumptions are correct, there is no definite clear relationship to shortness of breath from a physiologic standpoint, but shortness of breath should to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Have thyroid nodule 20 yrs with many U/S and FNA but U/S now shows scattered echogenic foci-calcify with increased vascularity - what does this mean?

Have thyroid nodule 20 yrs with many U/S and FNA but U/S now shows scattered echogenic foci-calcify with increased vascularity - what does this mean?

Consistency: A lot depends on what has happened to this nodule over the last 20 yr. Any growth? Is the calcification new? The best scenario is where the US and FNA are all being done by the same person; sometimes the "reports" say different things when it is really not changed. Often the best person is an Endocrinologist who does this, rather than a radiologist who is not a thyroid specialist. ...Read more

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Is it poss. Cancer? Us results thyroid nodule: solid, heterogeneous & isoechoic nodule w/in the mid to lower right lobe, 4.2cm, increas. Vascularity

Is it poss. Cancer? Us results thyroid nodule: solid, heterogeneous & isoechoic nodule w/in the mid to lower right lobe, 4.2cm, increas. Vascularity

Yes it's possible: Any thyroid nodule over 4 cm needs to be removed surgically to make sure not cancerous per ata guidelines. I would still get a fna first before going to surgery but needs to be removed. More info on my website on thyroid nodules at www. Cvsurgicalgroup. Com. ...Read more

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I have thyroid nodule measuring 29×20 mm in size usg report indicate a hyperechoic structure with increased vascularity my TSH n antibody normal?

Indeterminate nodule: Hyper-echoic nodule has 5% chance of malignancy and the risk increases with large dominant nodule. 20-30% of all cancers are iso/hyper-echoic.
Since this big nodule will be easy to biopsy - tissue diagnosis may be obtained to exclude malignancy. ...Read more

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What does the following mean: Heterogeneous nodular of the thyroid gland with increased vascularity. As well as low T4 and TSH levels?

What does the following mean: Heterogeneous nodular of the thyroid gland with increased vascularity. As well as low T4 and TSH levels?

Plan: You have to discuss all this result with doctor, who knows your history, symptoms and all medical problems. Most likely you need the treatment for thyroid dysfunction, what depend heavily on numbers in blood work. ...Read more

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What causes solid nodules with vascularity?

Need photo to help: Is this single or multiple nodules? Where is it located on body? Any itching or sign of infection with redness or pus? would be very helpful to see this nodule for more information and assistance regarding treatment and f/u. Any relation to trauma or insect bite? Any pain or sensitivity. Also how large is this nodule. Difficult to give advice/treatment without seeing it and having more history ...Read more

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What does bilateral hypoechoic nodules without vascular flow mean? Thank you.

Not enough info: Too little information was provided to answer. Please reform you question, or you can consult with me. The consult should not take to long. ...Read more

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Does vascularity in a throid nodule meam cancer?

Not necessarily: Vascularity can be a sign of malignancy in a thyroid nodule but the vast majority of nodulea are still benign. Also, several benign conditions also lead to increased vascularity. A biopsy may be necessary to make sure or is benign. ...Read more

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Are cold nodules in thyroid with increase vascularity always malignants?

Definitely not: They are much more often benign, but should probably be biopsied, particularly if 1 cm or greater, they enlarge, serum thyroglobulin is elevated, etc. ...Read more