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    Let's say I have six nodules. I am likely low-balling this for the finding of multiple in each lobe Each one has a 1 out 3 chance of being not benign (the 66% rule of thumb for a positive attribute on ultrasound diagnosed benign on biopsy, from the slideshow, which disappeared, 404 Error). The chance none will biopsy as malignant is 1 out of 729, or 0.137 percent chance. So here are the ultrasound predictive factors...

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      If it had not been for the ongoing imaging for another condition I would not have such an exact timeline. I am still in the pre-palpable lump stage. The left lobe, with a higher TI-RADS score because it was hard, was a complete surprise that was not caught on the other imaging.  I think the pregant body is less able to keep masses in check. The same things that keep your immune system from attacking your fetus ...

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        Agreed :) The six diagnostic categories include: -nondiagnostic or unsatisfactory -benign -atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance (FLUS) -follicular neoplasm/“suspicious” for follicular neoplasm -suspicious for malignancy -malignant https://www.surgery.wisc.edu/2017/11/09/thyroid-fna-management-of-the-flus/ Clearly my right lobe, all dimensions of the l...

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          I did more searching online and found that if cancer is found, the whole thyroid goes. It does not matter the size of the growth in the other lobe. Finding cancer is the trick, though. FNA does not detect all cancers, but catches 94 percent according to the slide show link previously posted. During surgery, one or two slides are prepared for examination by a pathologist while the surgery is in progress. If neither F...

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            I am unfamiliar with Doppler ultrasonography. It has supplanted the Technetium-99m scanning I studied in college. I learned the first dimensions mentioned in a report are the size of the lobe. Mine are normal sized. I am relieved to correct that the maximum dimension of largest lesion in each lobe are both UNDER 3 cm. Whew! There are still plenty of suspicious findings in my ultrasound, and there is a nice chart on...

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              First off, the doctor calling me with the ultrasound findings supports a serious issue, not goiter. Pre-ultrasound, she mentioned the benign outcome: something that would only have to be dealt with if the nodule affected eating or breathing. That was NOT part of the call. It is no longer benign, just pre-diagnosed, reading between the lines based on my former profession and an experience in misdiagnosis, starting 25 ...

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                  Hello, I have annual imaging based on another condition. This year there was an incidental finding of a mass on my right thyroid. Follow-up ultrasound found masses on both right and left lobes, with one mass having irregular borders. I heard from my internist way before any report popped up on the portal, so we can add descriptions of "solid and fluid components," "predominate nodule" and I don't recall the rest, bu...

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                  Multinodular thyroid. Right thyroid lobe: 5.3 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm. Multiple right thyroid nodules. The largest is in the midpole with isoechoic echotexture and internal color Doppler flow. No associated calcifications. Measures up to 2.8 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm and has a thin hypoechoic peripheral rim. The lesion is wider than tall. Smooth margins. TI-RADS 3 lesion. Left thyroid lobe: 4.6 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm. Multiple left thyroid lobe nodules. The largest is a solid hypoechoic nodule with internal color Doppler flow is seen to measure 1.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm. No associated calcification. The lesion is wider than tall. Margins are irregular. TI-RADS 4 lesion. Isthmus: No nodules.

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