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Is surgery recommended if thyroid fna results are follicular lesion of undetermined significance? Should I get second fna?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A follicular lesion identified on fine needle aspiration generally does warrant a thyroid lobectomy because a follicular cancer can not be ruled out.
The architecture of the tissue is necessary to distinguish a benign from a malignant follicular lesion, and this can not be obtained with an fna. Repeat fna will not help.

In brief: Yes
A follicular lesion identified on fine needle aspiration generally does warrant a thyroid lobectomy because a follicular cancer can not be ruled out.
The architecture of the tissue is necessary to distinguish a benign from a malignant follicular lesion, and this can not be obtained with an fna. Repeat fna will not help.
Dr. Maggie Dinome
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No second FNA
There is a 15% chance of malignancy with a flus lesion so talk to your endocrinologist.

In brief: No second FNA
There is a 15% chance of malignancy with a flus lesion so talk to your endocrinologist.
Dr. David Geffner
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
In brief: Depends on size, age
Follicular cells are also found in normal thyroid.
However, when the fna shows.

In brief: Depends on size, age
Follicular cells are also found in normal thyroid.
However, when the fna shows.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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