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    Old 10-24-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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    Hi: well i am back with cy of my recent sonogram-and I wont be in to see my Dr. until Dec., In the meantime, the hospital faxed this report over to me.

    10/20/08-

    Findings:
    The right thyroid lobe measures 3.3 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm
    The left thyroid lobe measures 3.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
    The echo texture of the thyroid gland is heterogeneous, giving the appearance of multiple small nodules. Inferior and lateral to the left thyroid lobe is a 0.9 x 0.4 cm hypoechoic, well circumscribed structure. I am uncertain whether this is contiguous with the inferior lobe of the left thyroid gland or separate from it.

    Impression:
    1. Findings consistent with multinodular goiter. The thyroid gland, however, is not enlarged.
    2. Hypoechoic nodule seen inferior and slightly lateral to the left thyroid lobe. This may represent a nodule attached to the thyroid gland or also in the differential is a small lymph node.


    My last ultrasound was in 1998- But for some time
    now, my thyroid/throat region has felt inflamed and
    so I asked to have this one done this week. It's all
    Greek to me. Do you think I will need a needle biopsy?

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    Old 10-27-2008, 12:23 PM   #2
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    Re: Need help with new thyroid sonogram-

    Yes, if it is in a location that the doctor can reach it with a needle, you should probably get a biopsy of that structure that is close to 1 cm.

     
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