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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


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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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Bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and show diffuse heterogeneous echotexture with increased vascularity. What does that mean?

Bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and show diffuse heterogeneous echotexture with increased vascularity.  What does that mean?

Thyroid: What have your doctors said about this. There are many options that include surgery or doing nothing. You can rely on your doctors for your management. If your thyroid levels are OK and your thyroid gland is not very enlarged it would be OK to have nothing done aside from regular examination. ...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?

Thyroid scan needed: Further information is needed. How long have you had this? Tender? Weight loss? Cough? Voice change? Heat or cold intolerance? History of thyroid disease? Pmsfx? Still needs thyroid scan with option for immediate biopsy. ...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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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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What does "increase vascularity thyroid" mean?

What does "increase vascularity thyroid" mean?

Increased blood flow: Is the general implication. If diffuse it could be due to active gland such as in hyperthyroidism. If present in one localized area could represent an active tumor. ...Read more

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Does it always mean cancer when you have a very vascular thyroid on an US?

Does it always mean cancer when you have a very vascular thyroid on an US?

No: A cancer more likely to express as a nodule, rather than a diffuse change in the gland. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20043551 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What does 'with vascularity' mean pertaining to thyroid cancer?

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What does 'with vascularity' mean pertaining to thyroid cancer?

It depends.: If the study is referring to a thyroid nodule this can be somewhat more suspicious for thyroid cancer, but a biopsy always has to be done to see whether it is it not. If you already have thyroid cancer and have been treated and there is a lesion in the thyroid bed or elsewhere this is suspicious for recurrence, but once again frequently a biopsy is needed to confirm. ...Read more