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What is a colloid cyst?
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: One type of nodule
Colloid is a yellow-brown liquid found in thyroids.
Thyroid cells usually organize into hollow balls, or follicles, with colloid in their centers. Occasionally, cysts (large liquid-filled structures) can form in the thyroid. These often are filled with colloid, and may be called colloid cysts. Most cysts are not cancers, but 5% can have a cancer along an edge. A biopsy (fna) can determine this.

In brief: One type of nodule
Colloid is a yellow-brown liquid found in thyroids.
Thyroid cells usually organize into hollow balls, or follicles, with colloid in their centers. Occasionally, cysts (large liquid-filled structures) can form in the thyroid. These often are filled with colloid, and may be called colloid cysts. Most cysts are not cancers, but 5% can have a cancer along an edge. A biopsy (fna) can determine this.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Thyroid?
Are you referring to a thyroid colloid cyst? If so, that would be a growth in the thyroid that could be benign but usually is evaluated with a thyroid biopsy if features are uncertain.

In brief: Thyroid?
Are you referring to a thyroid colloid cyst? If so, that would be a growth in the thyroid that could be benign but usually is evaluated with a thyroid biopsy if features are uncertain.
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
Thank
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