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Recurrence Of Thyroid Tissue After Sub Total Thyroidectomy
Is it possible recurrence of thyroid cancer if thyroglobulin came back positive but antibodies are decreasing? Had full thyroidectomy 2 years ago.
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
I still have high thyroid perox AB levels after a thyroidectomy(cancer). Are high levels normal or could there be some thyroid tissue still? Thx
Antibody is not: dependent on thyroid tissue. The body makes antibodies by different cells than the thyroid. The antibodies can persist even if no thyroid tissue is left. ...Read more
Dec 2006 total thyroidectomy for papillary carcinoma & neck dissection bc in nodes...Now us shows tissue in thyroid bed...What is it ?
Residual thyroid: The surgeon cannot remove every last remnant of thyroid. This is why RAI is often given after thyroidectomy, to mop up any residual thyroid tissue-normal or cancerous. The US may just be detecting residual thyroid that the surgeon did not get. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had total thyroidectomy & neck dissection & 2 rai treatments, ultrasound found tissue in thyroid bed, what does this mean?
Uncertain: The only way to tell what the tissue in the thyroid bed is would be to do a needle biopsy. There could be scar tissue. There could be recurrent tumor. If the thyroid tumor picked up rai then a nuclear scan could show if there is recurrent tumor corresponding to the ultrasound findings. Talk with your oncologist. ...Read more
My thyroid us report. Right thyroidectomy. Hypoechoic nodule in isthmus. .8 x .8 x 1.8 hypoechoic focus in right thyroid bed. No normal tissue in r?
Thyroid ultrasound: By reporting "Right thyroidectomy" it is generally understood that the right thyroid lobe is surgically absent or has been removed. The .8x.8x1.8 hypoechoic focus in the right thyroid bed would suggest that there is something in the soft tissues behind where the thyroid was removed that is showing up. This could be a parathyroid gland, lymph node or something else. Get back with your doctor. ...Read more
I just had ultrasound of my thyroid. I was wanting explanation of the report. I had a right thyroidectomy in 2004. The report says left lobe is normal. There is no normal thyroid tissue seen on right side. There is a tiny hypoechoic nodule in isthmus.
Easy: The thyroid has 3 parts. Right lobe, Left lobe and the connection between them, the Isthmus. Right side is gone, consistent with your surgery. Left side has no abnormalities seen by the ultrasound. The isthmus has a tiny nodule seen that is hypoechoic. US uses sound echos. Hypo means that it is less dense than surrounding tissue - likely fluid filled = cyst or black spot on the image. ...Read more
I had a total thyroidectomy and after 10yrs my thyroid antibioties came back elevated. My tg was unmeasurable. Is this something I should be concerned?
Probably not: Did you have thyroid cancer or just a goiter 10 years ago? If no cancer, then there is nothing to worry about. You probably had positive antibodies 10 years ago as well. If you did have thyroid cancer 10 years ago and the antibodies were negative and now positive, then it's time for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after total thyroidectomy feel pressure or tension when looking up? Turning head to the side feels ok. What to do? Thyroid removed on 4/15/13
No short answer: Ptc treatment depends on age, gender, uni or multifocal, affected nodes, and other factors. If only one site, no nodes, <2cm, between 18-45 yrs old, female then surgery alone with ultrasound and blood testing followup sufficient. Multifocal, male, >2cm, <18, >45, extension outside thyroid, positive nodes, tall cell variant then postop radioactive iodine. Consult with endocrine who manages ptc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had total thyroidectomy 2 months ago for thyroid cancer. Is it ok to have a hysterectomy this soon after? Flooding periods unbearable for last 2 yrs.
Sure: If you overall health permits it, i'm aware of no contraindication. ...Read more
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