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Old 12-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Can a lymph node show in Thyroid Nuclear Scan? Plz Help

I've been searcing everywhere and couldn't find the answer? Can the 'cold' area in thyroid nuclear scan be a lymph node and not a nodule, specially that its dimensions on the ultrasound is 14mmx5mm which is somewhat weird? and the radiologist wrote in the report'somewhat' nodule?

 
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Re: Can a lymph node show in Thyroid Nuclear Scan? Plz Help

I don't think so. Lymph nodes, although near the thyroid, are separate structures, and they do not take up radioactive iodine like the thyroid tissue does. Nodules can be many sizes/shapes, and this shape is too elongated for a lymph node as well.

 
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Re: Can a lymph node show in Thyroid Nuclear Scan? Plz Help

Thanks Ladybud. I have an appointment next Monday. Hope to rule this out as am about to get crazy. Thanks again for replying

 
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