Re: What can they tell from a biopsy?
They can detect Hashimoto's disease from a biopsy. I had a biopsy on a 1cm nodule. Got a second opinion: no nodule, looks like the biopsy was done on my thyroid alone? anyway, it showed Hurthle metaplasia and follicular cells along with other cells indicitive of "hashi's". My new endo says my findings are truly Hashi's related and surgery is NOT warrented. I knew I had Hashi's prior to biopsy but the configuration of cells tells them a lot, I hope this new guy is right? Nodules need to be watched for size increase etc.
Hashi's / Hypo Jan 2008
C 5-6-7 fusion
L-5 s1, discectomy, ddd, o/a, scoliosis