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Does a homogeneous or heterogeneous solid thyroid nodule have more cancer risk? I see lots of info on heterogeneous but not on homogeneous.

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In brief: Depend solid or cyst

Thyroid nodule either solis or cystic and that could be done by ultrasound next it has to be classified as cold or hot or warm and that could be done by thyroid scan if it is solid and cold have higher tendency to be malignant oat of thyroid nodules are benign if it is of some concern the doctor will perform fine needle aspiration to exclude malignancy you should be under doctor carei

In brief: Depend solid or cyst

Thyroid nodule either solis or cystic and that could be done by ultrasound next it has to be classified as cold or hot or warm and that could be done by thyroid scan if it is solid and cold have higher tendency to be malignant oat of thyroid nodules are benign if it is of some concern the doctor will perform fine needle aspiration to exclude malignancy you should be under doctor carei
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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In brief: Solid still possible

If nodule is of reduced echogenicity and looks homogeneous like cyst, usually benign lesion.
Homogeneous solid lesion over 1 cm can also be suspicious and needs biopsy. Heterogeneous may mean some necrosis in solid nodule. Solid thyroid nodule is more likely than cystic nodule to be malignant. More than 90% of all solid nodules, however, are benign.

In brief: Solid still possible

If nodule is of reduced echogenicity and looks homogeneous like cyst, usually benign lesion.
Homogeneous solid lesion over 1 cm can also be suspicious and needs biopsy. Heterogeneous may mean some necrosis in solid nodule. Solid thyroid nodule is more likely than cystic nodule to be malignant. More than 90% of all solid nodules, however, are benign.
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