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Old 06-07-2005, 08:07 AM   #1
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What's an exophytic nodule ?

Tried looking it up and couldn't quite get an explanation. Could anyone explain in laymens terms what it is and should I be worried ?
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Re: What's an exophytic nodule ?

anyone ????

 
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Re: What's an exophytic nodule ?

I'm not a doctor and I tried looking it up too - not sure but sounds like a nodule that grows out beyond the edge of the thyroid (I thought all nodules did that), but I've never heard that term. Sorry I can't be more help....
Maybe someone else knows???

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Kathy

 
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Re: What's an exophytic nodule ?

"Exophytic" means "growing outward" from the surface of an organ or other body structure... as opposed to growing into the tissue, presumably. Despite being such a scary looking word, it really doesn't have a lot of significance by itself. Like Kathy says, I thought all nodules grew that way too.
More than 95% of nodules are not cancer... so try not to worry too much until you know something more certain.

 
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Re: What's an exophytic nodule ?

Thanks for the explanation. I couldn't find anything on it.

 
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Re: What's an exophytic nodule ?

A good online resource is Dorland's Medical Dictionary. I refer to it at least once a week.

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