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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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 ...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

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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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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. ...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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DID US - THYROID RIGHT NODULE WITH TISSUE' SIZE 0.8 *1.5 CM , VASCULAR FLOW + MICRO CALCIFICATIONS. WHAT IS THE ֵ% CANCER?ON SAME SIDE CYST 0.2 CM

DID US - THYROID RIGHT NODULE WITH TISSUE' SIZE 0.8 *1.5 CM , VASCULAR FLOW + MICRO CALCIFICATIONS. WHAT IS THE ֵ% CANCER?ON SAME SIDE CYST 0.2 CM

It can be but not su: This is a suspicious lesion.odds are 20% that it can be cancer, so you need to follow your doctor's recommendations. Seeing an endocrinologist can be your best guide ...Read more

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Single hypoechoic solid thyroid nodule over 1cm with mild vascularity?

Hyperplastic nodule: This sounds like a hyper plastic nodule. These are usually benign. In the absence of prior studies, this usually is followed up to show it's stable nature. If it changes or grows it would need a biopsy. Nonetheless would suggest an in depth discussion with your doctor ...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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Thyroid gland appears borderline small in size.Small 3x2x3 mm hypoechoic nodule of mid right thyroid lobe with some mild associated vascularity?

Common: Thyroid nodules are common. Your nodule is still very small. Nothing needs to be done right now. I recommend another ultrasound one year from now to monitor for size changes. ...Read more

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Thyroid gland demostrates mild heterogeneous echogenicity & echotexture. Increased vascularity, in keeping with thyroiditis. Pls explain. Thanks. ?

Thyroid gland demostrates mild heterogeneous echogenicity & echotexture. Increased vascularity, in keeping with thyroiditis. Pls explain. Thanks. ?

Hashimoto's disease?: Common cause of ultrasound pattern with hyperemia is Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Can initially be hyperthyroid and eventually becomes hypothyroid. Usually an autoimmune disease with thyroid antibodies, When hypothyroid usually have to have thyroid hormone suppliments. ...Read more

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What does 'Heterogeneous thyroid glands bilaterally with diffusely increase vascularity' mean? And also what is a 'hypertrophied parathyroid gland'?

Endocrinologist: It means that there is abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland,which has three zones,symmetrically. An enlargement of a parathyroid gland is called hyperplasia. These findings are abnormal and are considered a multiglandular problem which requires the evaluation and treatment advice from an endocrinologist. ...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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Thyroid U/S showed L thyroid gland heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule w/ mind internal vascularity. what does all this mean? FNA recommended.

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

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