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Doctor insights on: What Does Benign Follicular Thyroid Cells Mean

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse.

Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What does benign follicular cells in mixed micro macrofollicular pattern, focal hurthle cell changes histiocytes mean? 3cm nodule on thyroid fast grow

What does benign follicular cells in mixed micro macrofollicular pattern, focal hurthle cell changes histiocytes mean? 3cm nodule on thyroid fast grow

Discuss: For a 3 CM fast growing thyroid mass, there is a higher chance of false negative with the biopsy. Not all the mass could be cancerous and the cancer spot could have been missed during fna because the mass is big at 3 cm. Most prudent step now is to follow for size changes and rebiopsy if it changes in 1 year. Depending on your age and current compressive symptoms, surgery is an option.

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Thyroid biopsy cold nodule showed Follicular cells 2x4cm. Being sent out for generic testing? Will this show if it's benign?

Thyroid nodules: This is a good question and not totally resolved in the thyroid cancer field. On needle aspiration, it is often impossible to distinguish between a follicular adenoma (benign) or follicular cancer. The genetic tests theoretically help make the distinction. But they are not perfect. Many doctors would send you to a good thyroid surgeon and remove a 2x4 cm thyroid nodule with follicular cells.

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Please would like to know what is meant by thyroid shows well defined follicular neoplasm composed of cells with granular cyloplasm, is it cancer?

Please would like to know what is meant by thyroid shows well defined follicular neoplasm composed of cells with granular cyloplasm, is it cancer?

Need to discuss: With your doctor/endocrinologist. Need more information such as clinical picture, ultrasound results, lab tests etc. This is too important to get diagnosed over the internet.

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My thyroid biopsy results shows a benign follicular nodule with colloid, blood and few hurthle cells. Should I be concerned with the hurthle cells?

My thyroid biopsy results shows a benign follicular nodule with colloid, blood and few hurthle cells. Should I be concerned with the hurthle cells?

Cautious yes: Hurtle (Hurthle) cell neoplasia (HCN) seen in both in benign adenoma and malignant. In your case is in a benign follicular adenoma, due their erratic behavior most will treat them aggressively by removal. Speak to your doctor.

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Two nodules, 1.9 and 1.8 CM on left thyroid lobe. 1st nodule is benign follicular. 2nd is abundant benign appearing follicular epithelial cells, hemosiderin-laden macrophages & colloid noted. Cancer?

Not cancer: Both nodules sound perfectly benign by their histologic description. Sonographic (ultrasound) follow-up is recommended in 12 months to ensure stability.

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What is rare histiocytes and follicular cells in thyroid nodule?

What is rare histiocytes and follicular cells in thyroid nodule?

Incomplete informat: The presence of histiocytes (a type of inflammatory cell) & expected follicular cells in thyroid is not necessarily worrisome. But it depends on your symptoms, & what prompted the biopsy / FNA to begin with. Also, did you have a radioactive iodine exam? (Called "thyroid uptake & scan")? That tells you if the follicle is "functional" or not (making hormone). A hyperfunctional nodule is more worriso

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Cn thyroid scan diffrentiate between benign n malignant follicular neoplsm?

Cn thyroid scan diffrentiate between benign n malignant follicular neoplsm?

NO: Hi. Nope, you need tissue (cells). Either an FNA for cytology (which may be non-diagnostic) or a surgical biopsy. Scan adds nothing to the diagnostic evaluation

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If follicular epithelial cells are present is surgery to remove the thyroid necessary?

If follicular epithelial cells are present is surgery to remove the thyroid necessary?

Follicular lesion: I assume you had a needle biopsy that identified follicular cells and your doctor is recommending removal of that lobe. A needle biopsy is not able to differentiate between a benign or malignant follicular tumor so surgery is the usual recommendation to clarify that situation.

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Does mild intrinsic vascularity mean anything on a solid micro follicular thyroid lesion which is circumscribed and heterogeneous?

Does mild intrinsic vascularity mean anything on a solid micro follicular thyroid lesion which is circumscribed and heterogeneous?

Possibly: I want to clarify your description. You wrote a micro follicular lesion. This is an older pathology dx. Was this biopsied or is this a micronodule (<1 cm). Well circumscribed is good. Heterogeneous nod need to know the character of the solid part. After the other info, increased blood flow is a risk factor cancer (but now considered a minor factor). Thyroid func is key here. W/more info FNA or not

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What exactly does the terms circumscribed and heterogeneous actually mean relating to a solid thyroid micro follicular lesion. Flus on biopsy.?

What exactly does the terms circumscribed and heterogeneous actually mean relating to a solid thyroid micro follicular lesion. Flus on biopsy.?

Good signs: Circumscribed lesion on thyroid ultrasound means that the lesson is encapsulated and that this is a good sign. Heterogenous mean that the lesion has various areas of increased and decreased density and that is also a good sign. However follicular lesions are indeterminant and could be malignant.

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Thyroid follicular lesion 2.4cm solid circumscribed with mild vascularity. Thyroseq pending Can this test show a definite benign? What's circumscribed

Thyroid follicular lesion 2.4cm solid circumscribed with mild vascularity. Thyroseq pending Can this test show a definite benign? What's circumscribed

Need FNA: Only biopsy will give definitive answer, it it is benign or malignant. Most likely your doctor will recommend fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy a simple out patient procedure Follow the advise of your doctor.

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1st FNA is benign follicular lesion, u/s ;hypoechoic thyroid nodule with few small calcifications, 2nd FNA ; hard consistency solid nodule, %ofcancer?

1st FNA is benign follicular lesion, u/s ;hypoechoic thyroid nodule with few small calcifications, 2nd FNA ; hard consistency solid nodule, %ofcancer?

Talk to YOUR MD: You clearly have a thyroid problem, and this needs to be discussed in context of the bigger clinical picture. If you have had FNA done, you have a doc following you. See them and ask what this means in your case and what should be done next. Lab results never occur in isolation. They occur in people, and the whole person has to be considered when making a diagnosis and treatment plan. Best wishes!

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Thyroid fnac report-atypia of undetermined significance or follicular neoplasm. What it means? Treatment?

Thyroid FNA: Hi. A follicular neoplasm of undetermined significance means the cytology doesn't meet criteria for cancer or benign, thus the "undetermined significance". Historically, most of these turn out to be benign, but a significant subset are cancer. It appears they did not do gene testing. Next step would usually be surgical excision of the nodule, frozen section analysis, then total thyroidectomy if CA

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Thyroid show small round evenly spaced nuclei rare group of follicular cells midly enlarged overlapping nuclei with pale chromatin?

What is the question: I assume you mean the pathology report from a thyroid biopsy. If so, it needs to be discussed in detail (along with the other clinical information) with your doctor who is delivering your care, not someone on the internet,

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Thyroid biopsy was colloid only no follicular cells rad. Suggests another biopsy dr recommends seeing a surgeron dr said another biopsy would be same

Thyroid biopsy was colloid only no follicular cells rad. Suggests another biopsy dr recommends seeing a surgeron dr said another biopsy would be same

No short answer: Seeing just colloid and no follicular cells on a thyroid biopsy usually means that the nodule was mostly cystic so that thyroid tissue was not removed. A repeat biopsy by an experienced physician directed at getting thyroid tissue and not fluid could be helpful. Most people in your age group do not need surgery for this biopsy result, but rather, periodic ultrasound to look for significant chang.

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Can a "normal" thyroid nodule develop abnormal follicular neoplasm cells over time?

Possibly: Ghe tendency for transformation of a nodule in the thyroid gland depends on whether the nodule is solitary or multiple. The latter for the most part is a goiter and rarely if ever associated with Ca of thyroid. A solitary nodule has to be examined as to being hot or cold. If hot and functional Ca essentially doesn't occur. If the solitary nodule cold, there is a 30% chance of converting to Ca.

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Fnac report of thyroid nodule-colloid, individual follicular cell n folliculr cell in cluster in haemorrhagic bckground. What it indicate?

Nothing: Reports states the nodule was benign which means not cancerous, hemorrhagic, there was some blood which was probably from the size of needle used so don't worry.