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How many fnb should I get to check thyroid nodule?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Depends

Depends on the size of the nodule.
In general, the larger the nodule, the higher the risk of false negative (that is, the more likely it will be negative although it could still be cancerous). This is why we continue to follow the nodule with ultrasound even after a negative biopsy to make sure it's not changing in size in the future. If it grows in time, you might need another biopsy.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the size of the nodule.
In general, the larger the nodule, the higher the risk of false negative (that is, the more likely it will be negative although it could still be cancerous). This is why we continue to follow the nodule with ultrasound even after a negative biopsy to make sure it's not changing in size in the future. If it grows in time, you might need another biopsy.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Depends

Fn biopsies are directed to individual nodules.
Do it depend ls on if you have just one nodule or multiple nodules. Thyroids with multiple nodules are less concerning for cancer.

In brief: Depends

Fn biopsies are directed to individual nodules.
Do it depend ls on if you have just one nodule or multiple nodules. Thyroids with multiple nodules are less concerning for cancer.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: One

If it was adequate.
The chance of malignant transformation of an adequatly sampled nodule by fna is less than 1%.

In brief: One

If it was adequate.
The chance of malignant transformation of an adequatly sampled nodule by fna is less than 1%.
Dr. David Geffner
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