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How can you tell the difference between lymph nodes and thyroid cancer since both are hypoechoic?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Biopsy
Well, the thyroid gland and lymphnodes are quite different and are located anatomically different as well.
Some nearby nodes may be difficult to tell on ultrasound, but a biopsy sure can! good luck.

In brief: Biopsy
Well, the thyroid gland and lymphnodes are quite different and are located anatomically different as well.
Some nearby nodes may be difficult to tell on ultrasound, but a biopsy sure can! good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree
In brief: Training
The sonographer and the radiologist have extensive training to tell these different structures apart.
If any question an ultrasound guided biopsy is relatively easy.

In brief: Training
The sonographer and the radiologist have extensive training to tell these different structures apart.
If any question an ultrasound guided biopsy is relatively easy.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Biopsy
The two lesions have different appearances under the microscope.
Removal of part of the lesion and examination by a pathologist usually settles the diagnosis.

In brief: Biopsy
The two lesions have different appearances under the microscope.
Removal of part of the lesion and examination by a pathologist usually settles the diagnosis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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