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What Does Hypoechoic Nodule In My Thyroid Mean
It means: you have multiple fluid-filled of minimally cellular nodules and cysts, which are present in approx 50% of healthy normal individuals. Discuss the full findings with your doctor. ...Read more
What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?
Varying appearance: inhomogeneous means areas of different echogenicity or density rather than homogeneous where entire gland has same density. Hypoechoic means areas with decreased density or less echoes which often are cystic. As long as any nodular areas are not larger than 1 cm in diameter they usually do not require biopsy. ...Read more
What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calfifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?
What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calicifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?
Thyroid Nodule: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 70% of the population has a nodule (many don't know it). About 5% of nodules are cancerous, which is why we care. Unless there were concerning characteristics on the ultrasound like microcalcifications, >1cm, taller than wide or increased blood flow or you have a family history or radiation exposure, typically we just follow-up with an annual ultrasound. ...Read more
My 7 year old son was diagnosed with multiple cysts on his thyroid. One nodule is7x7x5mm and hypoechoic among other masses. What does this mean?
Pediatric center: Nodules are not the same as cysts. Patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis can have multiple small nodules. Sometimes it's just best to have these studies interpreted by thyroid-specialized radiologists. You could start by seeing a pediatric endocrinologist who will most likely want the ultrasound repeated in another facility more specialized. ...Read more
Depends : It all depends on the size and if it is new. There is a need to do needle aspiration if not sure ...Read more
Thyroid U/S showed L thyroid gland heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule w/ mind internal vascularity. what does all this mean? FNA recommended.
Means abnormal test: Ultrasound is a commonly used test for detection of Throid nodules which are quite common. So when the ultrasound shows a Thyroid nodule, it needs to be monitored and often a Biopsy is required to find out if the nodule is benign or cancerous. FNA is one such technique for obtaining a biopsy for making a diagnosis. ...Read more