Kant - Follicular lesion/hashi's
I just got off the phone with the nurse (who by the way is soooo nice and knowledgeable I felt) with a 2nd opinion on my TT. I have set up an appt for July 1, before my scheduled July 7 surgery. This doctor also is a onolaryng.... whatever and specializes in tumors of the head and neck. He does a lot of thyroid surgery and they have a "thyroid board" at the university that evaluates everything. COOL!!! This is from the University med center here in town and I was able to ask her a few questions, from which she pulled out some reference sheet and read to me.
I asked her about "follicular lesions" - Can they always be sure they are benign. She read that in 80% of follicular lesions, they are benign and that 20% are not, that surgery is required to be sure. She agreed that my path report should have read "benign appearing" and not benign.
At any rate, she asked me to bring all my films, records, etc. with me to the appointment (my other surgeon didn't ask for my films, U/S...). She said the doctor would probably have them sent over to their "thyroid board" which consists of like 3 endos, radiologists and pathologists that understand the thyroid. I may actually be able to get a trusted opinion from this source, not that I haven't trusted others - it just seems dr's are not on the same page regarding "follicular lesions". I am sooo excited to be able to get this second opinion of expertise!!!
She also asked if I had any MRI or CT's which, I haven't. I would love to have one in helping me make this surgery decision, but I really hate running up the medical bills. Let me also say, I am not against or for the surgery, I just want to be sure I make the appropriate life long decision. Sooo, I will keep you and others posted on the final reports from 4 endos, 2 surgeons, 2 pathologists, and a bunch of radiologists on their opinions of "follicular lesions" and maybe, just maybe, there will be some sort of conclusive answer. I'm sooo excited! Take Care!
Last edited by KCThy; 06-14-2005 at 08:21 AM.