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Old 09-22-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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What Does An Enlarged Thyroid Mean? What Is Adenoma Or A Cyst On The Throid Mean?

 
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:57 AM   #2
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Re: Enlarge Thyroid

Another word for enlarged thyroid is a goiter. It often happens from thyroid diseases such as hashimotos, where antibodies attack the thyroid.

An adenoma is a growth, or nodule on the thyroid, often benign. A cyst is often a fluid filled growth or nodule, usually benign. If the adenoma or cyst is around 1cm it should be needle biopsied to determine that the cells in there are okay.

 
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