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Old 12-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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thyroid ultrasound report

Hello everyone,

I had an ultrasound a little over a year ago and I did not know the results until a couple of months ago. I finally got a hold of the report that the doctor did not tell me about. I didn't like how he didn't tell me anything about it other than they were just 2 small cysts.

Here is the report:



CLINICAL HISTORY: Enlarged thyroid


A thyroid ultrasound was performed

with grayscale and color Doppler

Comparison study: There are no

previous studies available for


The right thyroid lobe measures 1.0 cm

APx 1.5 cm transverse x 4.7 cm

There is mildly heterogeneous

echotexture. There is mildly increased


In the midpole of the left lobe, there is a

hypoechoic but solid appearing nodule

which measures 4.6 x 2.3 x 3.1 mm. Small

areas of increased echogenicity at the

periphery of this nodule may represent

microcalcifications, but no definite

calcifications are seen within the

substance of the nodule. There is some

increased vascular flow in the region of

the nodule, bothperipherally and

centrally. A second nodule is seen in the

upper pole of the left lobe, measuring

2.5 x 1.5 x2.8 mm. This is hypoechoic

with a punctate echogenic focus

internally and may represent a colloid

cyst. It is not appreciably

hypervascular. No other discrete

nodules are identified.

The isthmus measures 0.2 cm.
There is homogeneous echotexture.

There is normal vascularity.

There are two subcentimeter nodules in

the left thyroid lobe. The larger is in the

midpole and appears solid, with slightly

increased vascularity. There is the

question of some microcalcification at

the periphery, but no definite

calcifications are seen within the

substance of the nodule. There is

slightly increased vascular flow and the

measures up to 4.6mm in diameter. Fiven

the small size, sonographic followup is

suggested. A second nodule in the upper

pole of the left lobe may represent a

colloid cyst and measures up to 2.8 mm

in diameter.

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: thyroid ultrasound report

Hi Kessie. Welcome. With my limited thyroid experience, I don't see anything on your report requiring urgent attention. If your nodules were suspect of being cancerous, the end of the report should have listed the specific areas that were suspect and would have likely recommended further testing. Mine did. My recommendation to you would be to sit down with your doctor and ask him to review those results with you. Is he an endocrinologist or your family doctor? Given that you have any kind of changes to your thyroid, you should see an endocrinologist. And given that it's been a year since your last ultrasound and you didn't have a previous one to compare to, he will probably want to do a follow-up ultrasound to see if any further changes have occurred. I don't think you need to be afraid or overly concerned at this point. But you definitely need to stay on top of this so you can head things off early should any changes occur down the road. Best wishes.

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