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Doctor insights on: What Is A Heterogeneous Isoechoic Mass On The Thyroid

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Should I worry about a mass which is 22mm by 16mm when the thyroid is normal. The mass has grown by 4 mm in 6months. And have a new heterogeneous nodul?

Should I worry about a mass which is 22mm by 16mm when the thyroid is normal. The mass has grown by 4 mm in 6months. And have a new heterogeneous nodul?

Biopsy: If your nodules have grown that much they need to be biopsied. You also should be on replacement brand name T4 to reduce the stimulation to thyroid and nodule enlargement. If you had half your thyroid removed because it was having trouble and forming nodules, removal of one half of it only made your thyroid's job more difficult and problem with accelerate without replacement. ...Read more

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How big is a 2-cm heterogeneous mass at the lower pole of the thyroid?

How big is a 2-cm heterogeneous mass at the lower pole of the thyroid?

Less than one inch: One inch is 2.54 cm, so your mass is a little less than one inch in diameter. You should have it biopsied at your earliest convenience, along with thyroid blood tests. ...Read more

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I have a 6mm mass in my left thyroid love and it's considered diffuse heterogeneous. What does this mean?

I have a 6mm mass in my left thyroid love and it's considered diffuse heterogeneous. What does this mean?

Nonspecific: A 6 mm thyroid nodule is small. We usually do not worry about nodules under 10 mm. A diffusely heterogeneous thyroid is commonly seen in patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disorder that can result in an underactive thyroid. You list being on immunosuppressive therapy. If you have one autoimmune disorder, you are at higher risk for another. ...Read more

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2.5mm heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule and ovoid isoechoic bilobed mass with hypoechoicc band through it which may be fluid. The mass measures 22mm long?

It would help: To know what organ we are talking about. In the breast these findings have one meaning, in the liver another. So it would be very helpful to know where we are going ...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?

Mm?: Hi. I hate to assume, but I assume this is a small nodule 5.5x4.5x3.6 mm? (not cm? That would be a BIG nodule). A nodule that small (in mm) would be too small to do a fine needle aspiration biopsy on. Are your TSH and free T4 normal? If so, I would say do another thyroid ultrasound in a year or so to see if it's growing. ...Read more

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Is it poss. Cancer? Us results thyroid nodule: solid, heterogeneous & isoechoic nodule w/in the mid to lower right lobe, 4.2cm, increas. Vascularity

Is it poss. Cancer? Us results thyroid nodule: solid, heterogeneous & isoechoic nodule w/in the mid to lower right lobe, 4.2cm, increas. Vascularity

Yes it's possible: Any thyroid nodule over 4 cm needs to be removed surgically to make sure not cancerous per ata guidelines. I would still get a fna first before going to surgery but needs to be removed. More info on my website on thyroid nodules at www. Cvsurgicalgroup. Com. ...Read more

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Can you explain this statement? : The thyroid gland demonstrates heterogenous echotexture without a discrete mass or

Can you explain this statement? : The thyroid gland demonstrates heterogenous echotexture without a discrete mass or

Thyroid ultrasound: Your thyroid ultrasound was ordered by your doctor to evaluate an abnormal thyroid gland. Generally, we are looking for nodules or masses of concern. Happily no masses were seen. Heterogeneity is the characteristic of your gland showing variations in water content which would be expected findings in glands that are swollen or inflamed. ...Read more

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What is a innocuous and isoechoic thyroid nodule. Also what is a heterogenous nodule with tiny cystic spaces, it measures 0.7cm?

What is a innocuous and isoechoic thyroid nodule. Also what is a heterogenous nodule with tiny cystic spaces, it measures 0.7cm?

Hard to say: It's hard to say without seeing the actual images. An isoechoic nodule is typically nonspecific and potentially falls in the indeterminate range (ie need follow up or biopsy). Same thing for a heterogenous "nodule" with tiny cystic spaces. A "complex cyst" with tiny cystic spaces can be a sponge like cyst that is typically benign. ...Read more

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Small thyroid, heterogenous in echotexture. No mass.? small nodularity inferior lobe. RT nodule or heterogeneity gland. Need interpretation

May need follow up: The provider who ordered the study should have been able to explain the findings to you and whether or not you need any follow up. There is a possibillity you may need a follow up test that looks at whether the areas of nodularity are active hormone producing tissue or whether they are cold spots in the thyroid. Cold spots often have to be looked at in more detail. ...Read more

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Can a gel like mass on the thyroid area turn into a liquid like mass?

Not sure what mean: Cysts within the thyroid contain fluid, typically colloid, sometimes blood. Colloid can be very thick (looks like motor oil). The viscosity has more to do with how long it has been there rather than to whether it is worrisome or not. ...Read more

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Can a mass on the thyroid be spread to the right lobe? Because I found out that there is a solid nodule on the right lobe of the thyroid

It can: As there are types of cancer that can readily spread locally even in the thyroid. Realize it's also possible to multiple thyroid nodule on both sides without any cancer too. It sounds like you need to review this with your doctor and possibly have a thyroid ultrasound completed to visualize the area. ...Read more

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I have a reactive node on my CT scan and a 2.8x2.8 CM mass on the thyroid. What does reactive mean?

I have a reactive node on my CT scan and a 2.8x2.8 CM mass on the thyroid. What does reactive mean?

D/w doctor: Reactive lymph nodes are usually due to exposure to cold virus or some type of infection and generally resolve. Question is where is the lymph node and how big is it. More concerning is mass in the thyroid which is a large size and should be evaluated by endocrinologist to see if needs a biopsy. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous mass what is the answer for this is it surgery?

Heterogeneous mass what is the answer for this is it surgery?

Need more info..: Where is it located? What is the size? There are many things that are "heterogeneous" from benign lipomas, to benign thyroid nodules, to benign ovarian lesions, etc, etc. Need much more clinical information to try to guess what this ccould be. Your doctor who requested the evaluation would be best to ask this question to. ...Read more

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What is a enlarged heterogeneous thyroid?

What is a enlarged heterogeneous thyroid?

GOITER: Enlarged thyroid = goiter. Heterogeneity just implies that the features are not uniform. One can see that in inflammatory conditions like hashimoto's thyroiditis, multinodular goiter or even in graves' disease. It is just just a descriptive terminology. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have a heterogeneous atrophic thyroid?

Usually not: It implies that much of your thyroid gland is not producing thyroid hormone. There can be many reasons. To properly interpret and manage this situation, the thyroid function tests and size, texture, and nodularity of the gland on exam need to be known. ...Read more