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solid mass in my mid right thyroid lube. no calcification?

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Hello! I just had an ultrasound of my thyroid and there is a 2.6x2x1.9cm well-defined solid mass in my mid right thyroid lube. no calcification identified. what does it mean? Thanks!


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replied April 11th, 2013
Thyroid Cancer Answer A42906
Welcome to e health forum.

The information given by you just mentions presence of a lump in the thyroid gland, confirmed by the ultrasound.

A single, well defined solid mass without calcification, is most likely due to benign masses of the thyroid gland.

Common benign forms of thyroid solitary lesions, can be due to adenomas (overgrowth of benign thyroid tissue), thyroid cysts and hashimoto's thyroiditis.

A solid single well defined mass , makes it more likely to be a adenoma.

But additional investigations including - thyroid function tests, thyroid nuclear scan and a Fine needle aspiration biopsy would be helpful to make a final diagnosis.

A thyroid function tests as well as thyroid nuclear scan helps differentiate between a hyperactive thyroid gland tissue and a Hypofunctioning tissue.

A fine needle aspiration biopsy, is a procedure, where in a needle is introduced into the concerned nodule and a sample of the tissue is aspirated, and then examined to study the histology. This helps to confirm the final diagnosis and also rules out benign or malignant conditions.

Based on the above information as well as other medically relevant history further steps for treatment may be taken, which may include medications to treat the symptoms and or surgery to remove the lump.

You might consult with your treating doctor or a endocrinologist who can provide you more information and guidance regarding further management.

I hope this helps.


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