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Old 11-04-2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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Stumped by Biopsy Report... HELP!!!

I was wondering if anyone had any clue what the following might mean. Unfortunately, I don't have any family history because I was adopted and recently received a diagnosis of Hashimotos? with four cysts on the left side of my thyroid.

The doctor said that there was no treatment for Hashimotos and wanted to do an FNA on the one nodule that was solid (the other 3 were fluid filled) and 1.4 CM.

This is what I got back and don't really know what it means. Any ideas?:

"Microscopic Description:
Left thyroid nodule FNA smears show predominantly blood and small amount of colloid. Rare individual degenerated follicular cells are identified. No groups of follicular cells or intact follicles are identified. The cytospins are similar.

Final Diagnosis:

Due to the presence of only very rare individual follicular cells and lack of intact follicles, a definitive cytologic diagnosis is difficult."

What is that supposed to mean? Is it positive or negative?

ANY insight would be EXTREMELY helpful. I thought that follicular cancer wasn't easily diagnosed with FNA. Also, I have two enlarged lymph nodes on the right and left side of my neck that was biopsied in May and came back negative for Lymphoma.

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