A small circumscribed mass in the THYROID GLAND that can be of neoplastic growth or non-neoplastic abnormality. It lacks a well-defined capsule or glandular architecture. Thyroid nodules are often benign but can be malignant. The growth of nodules can lead to a multinodular goiter (GOITER, NODULAR).
Tumors or cancer of the THYROID GLAND.
A highly vascularized endocrine gland consisting of two lobes joined by a thin band of tissue with one lobe on each side of the TRACHEA. It secretes THYROID HORMONES from the follicular cells and CALCITONIN from the parafollicular cells thereby regulating METABOLISM and CALCIUM level in blood, respectively.
Using fine needles (finer than 22-gauge) to remove tissue or fluid specimens from the living body for examination in the pathology laboratory and for disease diagnosis.
Pathological processes involving the THYROID GLAND.
An enlarged THYROID GLAND containing multiple nodules (THYROID NODULE), usually resulting from recurrent thyroid HYPERPLASIA and involution over many years to produce the irregular enlargement. Multinodular goiters may be nontoxic or may induce THYROTOXICOSIS.
Natural hormones secreted by the THYROID GLAND, such as THYROXINE, and their synthetic analogs.
Surgical removal of the thyroid gland. (Dorland, 28th ed)
An adenocarcinoma of the thyroid gland, in which the cells are arranged in the form of follicles. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A malignant neoplasm characterized by the formation of numerous, irregular, finger-like projections of fibrous stroma that is covered with a surface layer of neoplastic epithelial cells. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Blood tests used to evaluate the functioning of the thyroid gland.
Knobbed structures formed from and attached to plant roots, especially of LEGUMES, which result from symbiotic infection by nitrogen fixing bacteria such as RHIZOBIUM or FRANKIA. Root nodules are structures related to MYCORRHIZAE formed by symbiotic associations with fungi.
Enlargement of the THYROID GLAND that may increase from about 20 grams to hundreds of grams in human adults. Goiter is observed in individuals with normal thyroid function (euthyroidism), thyroid deficiency (HYPOTHYROIDISM), or hormone overproduction (HYPERTHYROIDISM). Goiter may be congenital or acquired, sporadic or endemic (GOITER, ENDEMIC).
A thyroid neoplasm of mixed papillary and follicular arrangement. Its biological behavior and prognosis is the same as that of a papillary adenocarcinoma of the thyroid. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1271)
A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Thyrotropin stimulates THYROID GLAND by increasing the iodide transport, synthesis and release of thyroid hormones (THYROXINE and TRIIODOTHYRONINE). Thyrotropin consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH; LUTEINIZING HORMONE and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
A nonmetallic element of the halogen group that is represented by the atomic symbol I, atomic number 53, and atomic weight of 126.90. It is a nutritionally essential element, especially important in thyroid hormone synthesis. In solution, it has anti-infective properties and is used topically.
Removal and examination of tissue obtained through a transdermal needle inserted into the specific region, organ, or tissue being analyzed.
Subcutaneous nodules seen in 20-30% of rheumatoid arthritis patients. They may arise anywhere on the body, but are most frequently found over the bony prominences. The nodules are characterized histologically by dense areas of fibrinoid necrosis with basophilic streaks and granules, surrounded by a palisade of cells, mainly fibroblasts and histiocytes.
The major hormone derived from the thyroid gland. Thyroxine is synthesized via the iodination of tyrosines (MONOIODOTYROSINE) and the coupling of iodotyrosines (DIIODOTYROSINE) in the THYROGLOBULIN. Thyroxine is released from thyroglobulin by proteolysis and secreted into the blood. Thyroxine is peripherally deiodinated to form TRIIODOTHYRONINE which exerts a broad spectrum of stimulatory effects on cell metabolism.
Hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND. Elevated levels of thyroid hormones increase BASAL METABOLIC RATE.
Thyroglobulin is a glycoprotein synthesized and secreted by thyroid follicular cells, serving as a precursor for the production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4, and its measurement in blood serves as a tumor marker for thyroid cancer surveillance.
April 25th -26th, 1986 nuclear power accident that occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR (Ukraine) located 80 miles north of Kiev.
Inflammatory diseases of the THYROID GLAND. Thyroiditis can be classified into acute (THYROIDITIS, SUPPURATIVE), subacute (granulomatous and lymphocytic), chronic fibrous (Riedel's), chronic lymphocytic (HASHIMOTO DISEASE), transient (POSTPARTUM THYROIDITIS), and other AUTOIMMUNE THYROIDITIS subtypes.
Unstable isotopes of iodine that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. I atoms with atomic weights 117-139, except I 127, are radioactive iodine isotopes.
The visualization of deep structures of the body by recording the reflections or echoes of ultrasonic pulses directed into the tissues. Use of ultrasound for imaging or diagnostic purposes employs frequencies ranging from 1.6 to 10 megahertz.
A benign epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.
A T3 thyroid hormone normally synthesized and secreted by the thyroid gland in much smaller quantities than thyroxine (T4). Most T3 is derived from peripheral monodeiodination of T4 at the 5' position of the outer ring of the iodothyronine nucleus. The hormone finally delivered and used by the tissues is mainly T3.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
A carcinoma composed mainly of epithelial elements with little or no stroma. Medullary carcinomas of the breast constitute 5%-7% of all mammary carcinomas; medullary carcinomas of the thyroid comprise 3%-10% of all thyroid malignancies. (From Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1141; Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Specific high affinity binding proteins for THYROID HORMONES in target cells. They are usually found in the nucleus and regulate DNA transcription. These receptors are activated by hormones that leads to transcription, cell differentiation, and growth suppression. Thyroid hormone receptors are encoded by two genes (GENES, ERBA): erbA-alpha and erbA-beta for alpha and beta thyroid hormone receptors, respectively.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Kazakhstan" is not a medical term and does not have a medical definition; it is the name of a country located in Central Asia, known officially as the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Non-invasive imaging methods based on the mechanical response of an object to a vibrational or impulsive force. It is used for determining the viscoelastic properties of tissue, and thereby differentiating soft from hard inclusions in tissue such as microcalcifications, and some cancer lesions. Most techniques use ultrasound to create the images - eliciting the response with an ultrasonic radiation force and/or recording displacements of the tissue by Doppler ultrasonography.
A usually benign glandular tumor composed of oxyphil cells, large cells with small irregular nuclei and dense acidophilic granules due to the presence of abundant MITOCHONDRIA. Oxyphil cells, also known as oncocytes, are found in oncocytomas of the kidney, salivary glands, and endocrine glands. In the thyroid gland, oxyphil cells are known as Hurthle cells and Askanazy cells.
Cell surface proteins that bind pituitary THYROTROPIN (also named thyroid stimulating hormone or TSH) and trigger intracellular changes of the target cells. TSH receptors are present in the nervous system and on target cells in the thyroid gland. Autoantibodies to TSH receptors are implicated in thyroid diseases such as GRAVES DISEASE and Hashimoto disease (THYROIDITIS, AUTOIMMUNE).
Spontaneously remitting inflammatory condition of the THYROID GLAND, characterized by FEVER; MUSCLE WEAKNESS; SORE THROAT; severe thyroid PAIN; and an enlarged damaged gland containing GIANT CELLS. The disease frequently follows a viral infection.
Inflammatory disease of the THYROID GLAND due to autoimmune responses leading to lymphocytic infiltration of the gland. It is characterized by the presence of circulating thyroid antigen-specific T-CELLS and thyroid AUTOANTIBODIES. The clinical signs can range from HYPOTHYROIDISM to THYROTOXICOSIS depending on the type of autoimmune thyroiditis.
Diagnosis of the type and, when feasible, the cause of a pathologic process by means of microscopic study of cells in an exudate or other form of body fluid. (Stedman, 26th ed)
A gamma-emitting radionuclide imaging agent used for the diagnosis of diseases in many tissues, particularly in the gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular and cerebral circulation, brain, thyroid, and joints.
A syndrome that results from abnormally low secretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND, leading to a decrease in BASAL METABOLIC RATE. In its most severe form, there is accumulation of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and EDEMA, known as MYXEDEMA.
A number of small lung lesions characterized by small round masses of 2- to 3-mm in diameter. They are usually detected by chest CT scans (COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY, X-RAY). Such nodules can be associated with metastases of malignancies inside or outside the lung, benign granulomas, or other lesions.
A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm but is often wrongly used as a synonym for "cancer." (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Any fluid-filled closed cavity or sac that is lined by an EPITHELIUM. Cysts can be of normal, abnormal, non-neoplastic, or neoplastic tissues.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Ukraine" is a country located in Eastern Europe and it is not a medical term or concept. Therefore, I can't provide a medical definition for it.
A hemeprotein that catalyzes the oxidation of the iodide radical to iodine with the subsequent iodination of many organic compounds, particularly proteins. EC 1.11.1.8.
The production of an image obtained by cameras that detect the radioactive emissions of an injected radionuclide as it has distributed differentially throughout tissues in the body. The image obtained from a moving detector is called a scan, while the image obtained from a stationary camera device is called a scintiphotograph.
A common form of hyperthyroidism with a diffuse hyperplastic GOITER. It is an autoimmune disorder that produces antibodies against the THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE RECEPTOR. These autoantibodies activate the TSH receptor, thereby stimulating the THYROID GLAND and hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES. These autoantibodies can also affect the eyes (GRAVES OPHTHALMOPATHY) and the skin (Graves dermopathy).
Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis, characterized by the presence of high serum thyroid AUTOANTIBODIES; GOITER; and HYPOTHYROIDISM.
A hypermetabolic syndrome caused by excess THYROID HORMONES which may come from endogenous or exogenous sources. The endogenous source of hormone may be thyroid HYPERPLASIA; THYROID NEOPLASMS; or hormone-producing extrathyroidal tissue. Thyrotoxicosis is characterized by NERVOUSNESS; TACHYCARDIA; FATIGUE; WEIGHT LOSS; heat intolerance; and excessive SWEATING.
The use of ultrasound to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures such as needle ASPIRATION BIOPSY; DRAINAGE; etc. Its widest application is intravascular ultrasound imaging but it is useful also in urology and intra-abdominal conditions.
Receptor protein-tyrosine kinases involved in the signaling of GLIAL CELL-LINE DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR ligands. They contain an extracellular cadherin domain and form a receptor complexes with GDNF RECEPTORS. Mutations in ret protein are responsible for HIRSCHSPRUNG DISEASE and MULTIPLE ENDOCRINE NEOPLASIA TYPE 2.
Large cells with small irregular nuclei and dense acidophilic granules due to the presence of abundant MITOCHONDRIA. Oxyphil cells, also known as oncocytes, are found in oncocytomas of the kidney, salivary glands, and endocrine glands. In the thyroid gland, oxyphil cells are known as Hurthle cells and Askenazy cells.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Tumors, cancer or other neoplasms produced by exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.
An adenocarcinoma containing finger-like processes of vascular connective tissue covered by neoplastic epithelium, projecting into cysts or the cavity of glands or follicles. It occurs most frequently in the ovary and thyroid gland. (Stedman, 25th ed)
High affinity receptors for THYROID HORMONES, especially TRIIODOTHYRONINE. These receptors are usually found in the nucleus where they regulate DNA transcription. They are encoded by the THRB gene (also known as NR1A2, THRB1, or ERBA2 gene) as several isoforms produced by alternative splicing. Mutations in the THRB gene cause THYROID HORMONE RESISTANCE SYNDROME.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect, with the superposition of flow information as colors on a gray scale in a real-time image. This type of ultrasonography is well-suited to identifying the location of high-velocity flow (such as in a stenosis) or of mapping the extent of flow in a certain region.
Thinly cut sections of frozen tissue specimens prepared with a cryostat or freezing microtome.
The relationship between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other or a relationship between different species where both of the organisms in question benefit from the presence of the other.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
A multifunctional galactin initially discovered as a macrophage antigen that binds to IMMUNOGLOBULIN E, and as 29-35-kDa lectin that binds LAMININ. It is involved in a variety of biological events including interactions with galactose-containing glycoconjugates, cell proliferation, CELL DIFFERENTIATION, and APOPTOSIS.
A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the metabolism, physiology, and disorders of the ENDOCRINE SYSTEM.
A raf kinase subclass found at high levels in neuronal tissue. The B-raf Kinases are MAP kinase kinase kinases that have specificity for MAP KINASE KINASE 1 and MAP KINASE KINASE 2.
Unanticipated information discovered in the course of testing or medical care. Used in discussions of information that may have social or psychological consequences, such as when it is learned that a child's biological father is someone other than the putative father, or that a person tested for one disease or disorder has, or is at risk for, something else.
A graphic means for assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased persons; may also be used in other studies, e.g., distinguishing stimuli responses as to a faint stimuli or nonstimuli.
The collective name for islands of the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, including the Mariana, PALAU, Caroline, Marshall, and Kiribati Islands. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p761 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p350)
The process in certain BACTERIA; FUNGI; and CYANOBACTERIA converting free atmospheric NITROGEN to biologically usable forms of nitrogen, such as AMMONIA; NITRATES; and amino compounds.
The use of needles usually larger than 14-gauge to remove tissue samples large enough to retain cellular architecture for pathology examination.
A technique of measuring the dielectric properties of materials, which vary over a range of frequencies depending on the physical properties of the material. The technique involves measuring, over a range of frequencies, ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE and phase shift of an electric field as it passes through the material.

A new rapid technique for the fixation of thyroid gland surgical specimens. (1/445)

One of the main diagnostic problems in thyroid pathology is to distinguish between follicular adenoma and follicular carcinoma. Thorough sampling of the nodule's capsule is recommended in order to identify capsular invasion. However, during the hardening of the tissue, by the usual fixatives the capsule shrinks and rolls downwards and sometimes the capsule separates from the remaining tissue. The present work evaluates the use of "Lymph Node Revealing Solution" (LNRS) for the rapid fixation (2h) of different thyroid lesions as compared to that of formalin. Fifty-one unselected consecutive cases of thyroid nodules, which included various benign and malignant lesions, were examined. Each specimen was cut in two equal parts; one was fixed in LNRS, the other in formalin. Fixation in LNRS for 2 hours gave adequate results in sectioning and staining of the tissue, and excellent immunostains. Its advantage over formalin is the conservation of the natural relationship between the capsule and the rest of the tissue, on the same plane, as well as the short time required for the final diagnosis.  (+info)

Evaluation of "solitary" thyroid nodules in a community practice: a managed care approach. (2/445)

Evaluation of thyroid nodules remains a challenge for primary care physicians. To include or exclude the presence of malignancy in a thyroid nodule, radioisotope scan, ultrasound, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid generally are used. The objectives of this study were to determine the utility and cost effectiveness of fine-needle aspiration biopsy of solitary thyroid nodules in a community setting; to compare the cost of fine-needle aspiration biopsy with that of radioisotope scan and ultrasound; and to determine whether the practice of obtaining radioisotope scans and ultrasound has changed in the 1990s compared with the 1980s. Patients were referred by community physicians to university-based endocrinologists for evaluation of thyroid nodules. Many of the patients had previously undergone radioisotope scans and ultrasound scans at the discretion of their primary care physicians. All patients underwent fine-needle aspiration biopsy. The biopsy results were evaluated prospectively, and the practice of community physicians' obtaining radioisotope scans and ultrasound scans was compared for the 1980s and 1990s. Eighty-three patients underwent 104 biopsies. In 20 biopsies the specimens were inadequate; the others showed 70 benign, 9 suspicious, and 4 malignant lesions. All four patients with biopsy findings read as malignant were found to have malignant growth at surgical procedures. Two benign biopsy findings were false-negative results. Malignant growth was correctly diagnosed later for one patient at a second biopsy and for the other because of growth of the nodule. The cost of 104 biopsies was $20,800. The cost of radioisotope scans was $22,400, and the cost of ultrasound scans was $10,640. The frequency of obtaining radioisotope scans (84.5% vs 77%) and ultrasound scans (65% vs 45%) was slightly higher in the 1990s compared with the 1980s. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is a safe and cost effective initial evaluation modality for smaller community-based centers, as it is at large tertiary centers. The cost incurred ($33,040) in obtaining the radioisotope scans and ultrasound scans could have been saved if fine-needle aspiration biopsy had been used as the initial diagnostic procedure for evaluation of these nodules. Although radioisotope scan and ultrasound scan are of little diagnostic help in the evaluation of thyroid nodules, they continued to be obtained at a high frequency during the last decade.  (+info)

De Quervain's subacute thyroiditis presenting as a painless solitary thyroid nodule. (3/445)

We describe a 39-year-old woman presenting with a painless solitary thyroid nodule, initially without signs suggesting thyroiditis. The serum level of thyrotropin was suppressed whereas those of thyroxine and triiodothyronine were normal. Fine needle aspiration cytology showed no signs of inflammation or malignancy. One week later, the patient felt pain and tenderness on her neck, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein were markedly elevated. Thyroid scintigraphy showed a suppressed thyroid pertechnetate uptake. At that time, the diagnosis of subacute thyroiditis was made. Upon treatment with steroids the patient's symptoms as well as the thyroid nodule resolved. This case illustrates that subacute thyroiditis de Quervain may present as a solitary, painless nodule with suppressed thyrotropin and should therefore be considered in the differential diagnosis of such lesions.  (+info)

Management of differentiated thyroid cancer diagnosed during pregnancy. (4/445)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcome of thyroid cancer diagnosed during pregnancy. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed between 1949 and 1997 with thyroid cancer presenting during pregnancy. RESULTS: Nine women with a median age of 28 years were identified. A thyroid nodule was discovered by the clinician during routine antenatal examination in four cases, the remainder had noted a lump in the neck. In all patients, the nodule was reported to almost double in size during the pregnancy. One patient underwent subtotal thyroidectomy during the second trimester; eight were operated on within 3 to 10 months from delivery. Total thyroidectomy was performed in five and subtotal thyroidectomy in four. All tumours were well differentiated and ranged in size from 1 to 6 cm. OUTCOME: The median follow-up was 14 years (5-31 years). One patient relapsed locally requiring further surgery. One patient developed bone metastases dying 7 years after presentation; her planned treatment had been delayed because of an intervening pregnancy. Eight of the original cohort of patients are currently disease free. CONCLUSIONS: Differentiated thyroid cancer presenting in pregnancy generally has an excellent prognosis. When the disease is discovered early in pregnancy, surgery should be considered in the second trimester but radioiodine scans and treatment can be safely delayed until after delivery. In all cases, treatment should not be delayed for more than a year.  (+info)

Thyroid nodular disease after radiotherapy to the neck for childhood Hodgkin's disease. (5/445)

Patients who receive radiotherapy to the neck are at risk of developing thyroid dysfunction. This prospective study of patients whose treatment for Hodgkin's disease in childhood included radiotherapy to the neck aimed to investigate the incidence and natural history of thyroid dysfunction and the morphological changes of the gland demonstrated on ultrasound. Forty-seven patients were investigated by clinical examination, thyroid function tests and thyroid ultrasound. Only six patients had a clinically detectable abnormality, but 64% had abnormal thyroid function tests. All patients had an abnormal thyroid ultrasound scan and 42% had at least one focal abnormality. A significant association was found between the presence of a focal lesion on ultrasound and young age at radiotherapy, longer follow-up and the length of time that the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level had been elevated. During follow-up, 65% of patients not on thyroxine developed new focal abnormalities. The longest time interval between radiotherapy and an increase in TSH level was 94 months, and from radiotherapy to the appearance of a focal abnormality on thyroid ultrasound was over 18 years. Three patients were found to have a thyroid carcinoma. These findings indicate the importance of long-term follow-up for patients treated by neck irradiation for Hodgkin's disease in childhood.  (+info)

Human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene expression in thyroid neoplasms. (6/445)

Ten percent of fine-needle aspirations (FNAs) of the thyroid are deemed "indeterminate" or "suspicious" for malignancy by the cytopathologist, but most of these lesions are benign. Therefore, additional markers of malignancy may prove to be a useful adjunct. The catalytic component of telomerase, human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), has been found to be reactivated in immortalized cell lines. Reverse transcription-PCR of the hTERT gene revealed expression in 15 (79%) of 19 malignant thyroid neoplasms, including 6 of 6 follicular carcinomas and 9 of 13 papillary carcinomas. In contrast, hTERT gene expression was detected in only 5 (28%) of 18 benign thyroid nodules, including 2 of 7 follicular adenomas and 3 of 11 hyperplastic nodules. All five benign thyroids exhibiting hTERT gene expression had lymphocytic thyroiditis. No normal thyroids exhibited hTERT gene expression. Telomerase enzyme activity was examined in all 37 nodules and was found to correlate with hTERT gene expression in 35 (95%) nodules. The two cases in which telomerase activity and hTERT expression results were discrepant were in two papillary carcinomas that were telomerase activity negative and hTERT positive. Finally, we have demonstrated that hTERT gene expression can be measured in in vivo FNA samples. These results suggest that hTERT expression may be more accurate than telomerase activity in distinguishing benign from malignant and may be measured in FNA samples from suspicious thyroid lesions.  (+info)

Incidental detection of familial medullary thyroid carcinoma by calcitonin screening for nodular thyroid disease. (7/445)

Serum calcitonin screening has recently been found to be a useful supplement to fine-needle aspiration biopsy, ultrasound and radionuclide imaging in the evaluation of thyroid nodules. We describe a case where introduction of routine calcitonin screening in nodular thyroid disease led to the detection of a family with medullary thyroid carcinoma. The benefits and problems of basal and stimulated serum calcitonin testing and ret-proto-oncogene mutation studies are exemplified and we discuss the appropriate use and interpretation of these tests. We conclude that routine basal serum calcitonin measurement in nodular thyroid disease and thoughtful use of ret-mutation analysis is cost-effective in detecting medullary thyroid carcinoma and multiple endocrine neoplasia type II.  (+info)

Thyroid nodules, thyroid function and dietary iodine in the Marshall islands. (8/445)

BACKGROUND: Thyroid nodules have been found to be common in the population of the Marshall Islands. This has been attributed to potential exposure of radioiodines from the nuclear weapons tests on Bikini and Eniwetok between 1946 and 1958. METHODS: In order to get a full picture of thyroid pathology in the Marshallese population potentially exposed to radioactive fallout we performed a large thyroid screening programme using palpation, high resolution ultrasound and fine needle biopsies of palpable nodules. In addition, various parameters of thyroid function (free T3, free T4, thyroid stimulating hormone [TSH]) and anti-thyroid antibodies were examined in large proportions of the total population at risk. Since dietary iodine deficiency is an established risk factor for thyroid nodules, iodine concentration in urine samples of 362 adults and 119 children was measured as well as the iodine content of selected staple food products. RESULTS: The expected high prevalence of thyroid nodules was confirmed. There was no indication of an increased rate of impaired thyroid function in the Marshallese population. A moderate degree of iodine deficiency was found which may be responsible for some of the increased prevalence of thyroid nodules in the Marshallese population. CONCLUSIONS: Studies on the relationship between exposure to radioiodines and thyroid nodules need to take dietary iodine deficiency into account in the interpretation of findings.  (+info)

A thyroid nodule is a growth or lump that forms within the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the front of your neck. Thyroid nodules can be solid or fluid-filled (cystic) and vary in size. Most thyroid nodules are benign (noncancerous) and do not cause symptoms. However, some thyroid nodules may be cancerous or overproduce hormones, leading to hyperthyroidism. The exact cause of thyroid nodules is not always known, but factors such as iodine deficiency, Hashimoto's disease, and family history can increase the risk of developing them. A healthcare professional typically diagnoses a thyroid nodule through physical examination, imaging tests like ultrasound, or fine-needle aspiration biopsy to determine if further treatment is necessary.

Thyroid neoplasms refer to abnormal growths or tumors in the thyroid gland, which can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). These growths can vary in size and may cause a noticeable lump or nodule in the neck. Thyroid neoplasms can also affect the function of the thyroid gland, leading to hormonal imbalances and related symptoms. The exact causes of thyroid neoplasms are not fully understood, but risk factors include radiation exposure, family history, and certain genetic conditions. It is important to note that most thyroid nodules are benign, but a proper medical evaluation is necessary to determine the nature of the growth and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

The thyroid gland is a major endocrine gland located in the neck, anterior to the trachea and extends from the lower third of the Adams apple to the suprasternal notch. It has two lateral lobes, connected by an isthmus, and sometimes a pyramidal lobe. This gland plays a crucial role in the metabolism, growth, and development of the human body through the production of thyroid hormones (triiodothyronine/T3 and thyroxine/T4) and calcitonin. The thyroid hormones regulate body temperature, heart rate, and the production of protein, while calcitonin helps in controlling calcium levels in the blood. The function of the thyroid gland is controlled by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland through the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).

A fine-needle biopsy (FNB) is a medical procedure in which a thin, hollow needle is used to obtain a sample of cells or tissue from a suspicious or abnormal area in the body, such as a lump or mass. The needle is typically smaller than that used in a core needle biopsy, and it is guided into place using imaging techniques such as ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI.

The sample obtained during an FNB can be used to diagnose various medical conditions, including cancer, infection, or inflammation. The procedure is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, with minimal risks of complications such as bleeding, infection, or discomfort. However, the accuracy of the diagnosis depends on the skill and experience of the healthcare provider performing the biopsy, as well as the adequacy of the sample obtained.

Overall, FNB is a valuable diagnostic tool that can help healthcare providers make informed decisions about treatment options and improve patient outcomes.

Thyroid diseases are a group of conditions that affect the function and structure of the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the base of the neck. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate many vital functions in the body, including metabolism, growth, and development.

Thyroid diseases can be classified into two main categories: hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, constipation, and depression. Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much hormone, resulting in symptoms such as weight loss, heat intolerance, rapid heart rate, tremors, and anxiety.

Other common thyroid diseases include:

1. Goiter: an enlargement of the thyroid gland that can be caused by iodine deficiency or autoimmune disorders.
2. Thyroid nodules: abnormal growths on the thyroid gland that can be benign or malignant.
3. Thyroid cancer: a malignant tumor of the thyroid gland that requires medical treatment.
4. Hashimoto's disease: an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland, leading to hypothyroidism.
5. Graves' disease: an autoimmune disorder that causes hyperthyroidism and can also lead to eye problems and skin changes.

Thyroid diseases are diagnosed through a combination of physical examination, medical history, blood tests, and imaging studies such as ultrasound or CT scan. Treatment options depend on the specific type and severity of the disease and may include medication, surgery, or radioactive iodine therapy.

A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, which is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the front of the neck. Goiters can be either diffuse (uniformly enlarged) or nodular (lumpy with distinct nodules). Nodular goiter refers to a thyroid gland that has developed one or more discrete lumps or nodules while the remaining tissue is normal or may also be diffusely enlarged.

Nodular goiters can be classified into two types: multinodular goiter and solitary thyroid nodule. Multinodular goiter consists of multiple nodules in the thyroid gland, while a solitary thyroid nodule is an isolated nodule within an otherwise normal or diffusely enlarged thyroid gland.

The majority of nodular goiters are benign and do not cause symptoms. However, some patients may experience signs and symptoms related to compression of nearby structures (such as difficulty swallowing or breathing), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). The evaluation of a nodular goiter typically includes a physical examination, imaging studies like ultrasound, and sometimes fine-needle aspiration biopsy to determine the nature of the nodules and assess the risk of malignancy. Treatment options depend on various factors, including the size and number of nodules, the presence of compressive symptoms, and the patient's thyroid function.

Thyroid hormones are hormones produced and released by the thyroid gland, a small endocrine gland located in the neck that helps regulate metabolism, growth, and development in the human body. The two main thyroid hormones are triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which contain iodine atoms. These hormones play a crucial role in various bodily functions, including heart rate, body temperature, digestion, and brain development. They help regulate the rate at which your body uses energy, affects how sensitive your body is to other hormones, and plays a vital role in the development and differentiation of all cells of the human body. Thyroid hormone levels are regulated by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland through a feedback mechanism that helps maintain proper balance.

Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure where all or part of the thyroid gland is removed. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the neck, responsible for producing hormones that regulate metabolism, growth, and development.

There are different types of thyroidectomy procedures, including:

1. Total thyroidectomy: Removal of the entire thyroid gland.
2. Partial (or subtotal) thyroidectomy: Removal of a portion of the thyroid gland.
3. Hemithyroidectomy: Removal of one lobe of the thyroid gland, often performed to treat benign solitary nodules or differentiated thyroid cancer.

Thyroidectomy may be recommended for various reasons, such as treating thyroid nodules, goiter, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), or thyroid cancer. Potential risks and complications of the procedure include bleeding, infection, damage to nearby structures like the parathyroid glands and recurrent laryngeal nerve, and hypoparathyroidism or hypothyroidism due to removal of or damage to the parathyroid glands or thyroid gland, respectively. Close postoperative monitoring and management are essential to minimize these risks and ensure optimal patient outcomes.

Adenocarcinoma, follicular is a type of cancer that develops in the follicular cells of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the neck that produces hormones responsible for regulating various bodily functions such as metabolism and growth.

Follicular adenocarcinoma arises from the follicular cells, which are responsible for producing thyroid hormones. This type of cancer is typically slow-growing and may not cause any symptoms in its early stages. However, as it progresses, it can lead to a variety of symptoms such as a lump or nodule in the neck, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, or pain in the neck or throat.

Follicular adenocarcinoma is usually treated with surgical removal of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy), followed by radioactive iodine therapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells. In some cases, additional treatments such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy may be necessary. The prognosis for follicular adenocarcinoma is generally good, with a five-year survival rate of around 90%. However, this can vary depending on the stage and aggressiveness of the cancer at the time of diagnosis.

Carcinoma, papillary is a type of cancer that begins in the cells that line the glandular structures or the lining of organs. In a papillary carcinoma, the cancerous cells grow and form small finger-like projections, called papillae, within the tumor. This type of cancer most commonly occurs in the thyroid gland, but can also be found in other organs such as the lung, breast, and kidney. Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland is usually slow-growing and has a good prognosis, especially when it is diagnosed at an early stage.

Thyroid function tests (TFTs) are a group of blood tests that assess the functioning of the thyroid gland, which is a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism, growth, and development in the body.

TFTs typically include the following tests:

1. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test: This test measures the level of TSH, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that regulates the production of thyroid hormones. High levels of TSH may indicate an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), while low levels may indicate an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
2. Thyroxine (T4) test: This test measures the level of T4, a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. High levels of T4 may indicate hyperthyroidism, while low levels may indicate hypothyroidism.
3. Triiodothyronine (T3) test: This test measures the level of T3, another hormone produced by the thyroid gland. High levels of T3 may indicate hyperthyroidism, while low levels may indicate hypothyroidism.
4. Thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb) test: This test measures the level of TPOAb, an antibody that attacks the thyroid gland and can cause hypothyroidism.
5. Thyroglobulin (Tg) test: This test measures the level of Tg, a protein produced by the thyroid gland. It is used to monitor the treatment of thyroid cancer.

These tests help diagnose and manage various thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis, and thyroid cancer.

Root nodules in plants refer to the specialized structures formed through the symbiotic relationship between certain leguminous plants and nitrogen-fixing bacteria, most commonly belonging to the genus Rhizobia. These nodules typically develop on the roots of the host plant, providing an ideal environment for the bacteria to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, a form that can be directly utilized by the plant for growth and development.

The formation of root nodules begins with the infection of the plant's root hair cells by Rhizobia bacteria. This interaction triggers a series of molecular signals leading to the differentiation of root cortical cells into nodule primordia, which eventually develop into mature nodules. The nitrogen-fixing bacteria reside within these nodules in membrane-bound compartments called symbiosomes, where they reduce atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia through an enzyme called nitrogenase.

The plant, in turn, provides the bacteria with carbon sources and other essential nutrients required for their growth and survival within the nodules. The fixed nitrogen is then transported from the root nodules to other parts of the plant, enhancing its overall nitrogen nutrition and promoting sustainable growth without the need for external nitrogen fertilizers.

In summary, root nodules in plants are essential structures formed through symbiotic associations with nitrogen-fixing bacteria, allowing leguminous plants to convert atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form while also benefiting the environment by reducing the reliance on chemical nitrogen fertilizers.

Goiter is a medical term that refers to an enlarged thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck below the larynx or voice box. It produces hormones that regulate your body's metabolism, growth, and development.

Goiter can vary in size and may be visible as a swelling at the base of the neck. It can be caused by several factors, including iodine deficiency, autoimmune disorders, thyroid cancer, pregnancy, or the use of certain medications. Depending on the underlying cause and the severity of the goiter, treatment options may include medication, surgery, or radioactive iodine therapy.

Papillary and follicular carcinomas are both types of differentiated thyroid cancer. They are called "differentiated" because the cells still have some features of normal thyroid cells. These cancers tend to grow slowly and usually have a good prognosis, especially if they are treated early.

Papillary carcinoma is the most common type of thyroid cancer, accounting for about 80% of all cases. It tends to grow in finger-like projections called papillae, which give the tumor its name. Papillary carcinoma often spreads to nearby lymph nodes, but it is usually still treatable and curable.

Follicular carcinoma is less common than papillary carcinoma, accounting for about 10-15% of all thyroid cancers. It tends to grow in round clusters called follicles, which give the tumor its name. Follicular carcinoma is more likely to spread to distant parts of the body, such as the lungs or bones, than papillary carcinoma. However, it is still usually treatable and curable if it is caught early.

It's important to note that while these cancers are called "papillary" and "follicular," they are not the same as benign (non-cancerous) tumors called papillomas or follicular adenomas, which do not have the potential to spread or become life-threatening.

Thyrotropin, also known as thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Its primary function is to regulate the production and release of thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) hormones from the thyroid gland. Thyrotropin binds to receptors on the surface of thyroid follicular cells, stimulating the uptake of iodide and the synthesis and release of T4 and T3. The secretion of thyrotropin is controlled by the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis: thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) from the hypothalamus stimulates the release of thyrotropin, while T3 and T4 inhibit its release through a negative feedback mechanism.

Iodine is an essential trace element that is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones in the body. These hormones play crucial roles in various bodily functions, including growth and development, metabolism, and brain development during pregnancy and infancy. Iodine can be found in various foods such as seaweed, dairy products, and iodized salt. In a medical context, iodine is also used as an antiseptic to disinfect surfaces, wounds, and skin infections due to its ability to kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

A needle biopsy is a medical procedure in which a thin, hollow needle is used to remove a small sample of tissue from a suspicious or abnormal area of the body. The tissue sample is then examined under a microscope to check for cancer cells or other abnormalities. Needle biopsies are often used to diagnose lumps or masses that can be felt through the skin, but they can also be guided by imaging techniques such as ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI to reach areas that cannot be felt. There are several types of needle biopsy procedures, including fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and core needle biopsy. FNA uses a thin needle and gentle suction to remove fluid and cells from the area, while core needle biopsy uses a larger needle to remove a small piece of tissue. The type of needle biopsy used depends on the location and size of the abnormal area, as well as the reason for the procedure.

A Rheumatoid nodule is defined as a type of non-suppurative inflammatory lesion that occurs in the subcutaneous tissue, commonly associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These nodules are firm, round to oval shaped, and usually range from 0.5 to 5 cm in size. They are typically found over bony prominences such as the elbow, heel, or fingers, but can occur in various locations throughout the body.

Histologically, rheumatoid nodules are characterized by a central area of fibrinoid necrosis surrounded by palisading histiocytes and fibroblasts, with an outer layer of chronic inflammatory cells, including lymphocytes and plasma cells. Rheumatoid nodules can be asymptomatic or cause pain and discomfort, depending on their size and location. They are more common in patients with severe RA and are associated with a poorer prognosis.

Thyroxine (T4) is a type of hormone produced and released by the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the front of your neck. It is one of two major hormones produced by the thyroid gland, with the other being triiodothyronine (T3).

Thyroxine plays a crucial role in regulating various metabolic processes in the body, including growth, development, and energy expenditure. Specifically, T4 helps to control the rate at which your body burns calories for energy, regulates protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism, and influences the body's sensitivity to other hormones.

T4 is produced by combining iodine and tyrosine, an amino acid found in many foods. Once produced, T4 circulates in the bloodstream and gets converted into its active form, T3, in various tissues throughout the body. Thyroxine has a longer half-life than T3, which means it remains active in the body for a more extended period.

Abnormal levels of thyroxine can lead to various medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). These conditions can cause a range of symptoms, including weight gain or loss, fatigue, mood changes, and changes in heart rate and blood pressure.

Hyperthyroidism is a medical condition characterized by an excessive production and release of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland, leading to an increased metabolic rate in various body systems. The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, produces two main thyroid hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones play crucial roles in regulating many bodily functions, including heart rate, digestion, energy levels, and mood.

In hyperthyroidism, the elevated levels of T3 and T4 can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as rapid heartbeat, weight loss, heat intolerance, increased appetite, tremors, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. Some common causes of hyperthyroidism include Graves' disease, toxic adenoma, Plummer's disease (toxic multinodular goiter), and thyroiditis. Proper diagnosis and treatment are essential to manage the symptoms and prevent potential complications associated with this condition.

Thyroglobulin is a protein produced and used by the thyroid gland in the production of thyroid hormones, primarily thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). It is composed of two subunits, an alpha and a beta or gamma unit, which bind iodine atoms necessary for the synthesis of the thyroid hormones. Thyroglobulin is exclusively produced by the follicular cells of the thyroid gland.

In clinical practice, measuring thyroglobulin levels in the blood can be useful as a tumor marker for monitoring treatment and detecting recurrence of thyroid cancer, particularly in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (papillary or follicular) who have had their thyroid gland removed. However, it is important to note that thyroglobulin is not specific to thyroid tissue and can be produced by some non-thyroidal cells under certain conditions, which may lead to false positive results in some cases.

The Chernobyl nuclear accident, also known as the Chernobyl disaster, was a catastrophic nuclear meltdown that occurred on April 26, 1986, at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR in the Soviet Union. It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history and resulted in a significant release of radioactive material into the environment, which had serious health and environmental consequences both in the immediate vicinity of the reactor and in the wider region.

The accident occurred during a late-night safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure, in order to test an emergency cooling feature of the reactor. The operators temporarily disabled several safety systems, including the automatic shutdown mechanisms. They also removed too many control rods from the reactor core, which made the reactor extremely unstable. When they performed a surprise test at low power, a sudden power surge occurred, which led to a reactor vessel rupture and a series of explosions. This event exposed the graphite moderator components of the reactor to air, causing them to ignite.

The resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive smoke into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area, including Pripyat. The plume drifted over large parts of the western Soviet Union and Europe. From 1986 to 2000, 350,000 people were evacuated and resettled from the most severely contaminated areas of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.

According to official post-Soviet data, about 60% of the fallout landed in Belarus. The battle to contain the contamination and prevent a subsequent disaster required about 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles. During the accident itself, 31 people died, and long-term effects such as cancers and deformities are still being accounted for.

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was established around the power plant, and it is still in place today, with restricted access. The site of the reactor is now enclosed in a large steel and concrete structure, called the New Safe Confinement, to prevent further leakage of radiation.

Thyroiditis is a general term that refers to inflammation of the thyroid gland. It can be caused by various factors such as infections, autoimmune disorders, or medications. Depending on the cause and severity, thyroiditis may lead to overproduction (hyperthyroidism) or underproduction (hypothyroidism) of thyroid hormones, or it can result in a temporary or permanent loss of thyroid function.

There are several types of thyroiditis, including:

1. Hashimoto's thyroiditis - an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks and damages the thyroid gland, leading to hypothyroidism.
2. Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis (De Quervain's thyroiditis) - often follows a viral infection and results in painful inflammation of the thyroid gland, causing hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism.
3. Silent thyroiditis - an autoimmune disorder similar to Hashimoto's thyroiditis but without symptoms like pain or tenderness; it can cause temporary hyperthyroidism and later hypothyroidism.
4. Postpartum thyroiditis - occurs in women after childbirth, causing inflammation of the thyroid gland leading to hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism.
5. Acute suppurative thyroiditis - a rare bacterial infection that causes painful swelling and redness of the thyroid gland, usually requiring antibiotics for treatment.

Symptoms of thyroiditis depend on whether it leads to hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism symptoms include rapid heartbeat, weight loss, heat intolerance, anxiety, and tremors. Hypothyroidism symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, constipation, dry skin, and depression. Treatment varies depending on the type of thyroiditis and its severity.

Iodine radioisotopes are radioactive isotopes of the element iodine, which decays and emits radiation in the form of gamma rays. Some commonly used iodine radioisotopes include I-123, I-125, I-131. These radioisotopes have various medical applications such as in diagnostic imaging, therapy for thyroid disorders, and cancer treatment.

For example, I-131 is commonly used to treat hyperthyroidism and differentiated thyroid cancer due to its ability to destroy thyroid tissue. On the other hand, I-123 is often used in nuclear medicine scans of the thyroid gland because it emits gamma rays that can be detected by a gamma camera, allowing for detailed images of the gland's structure and function.

It is important to note that handling and administering radioisotopes require specialized training and safety precautions due to their radiation-emitting properties.

Ultrasonography, also known as sonography, is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce dynamic images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. These images are captured in real-time and can be used to assess the size, shape, and structure of various internal structures, as well as detect any abnormalities such as tumors, cysts, or inflammation.

During an ultrasonography procedure, a small handheld device called a transducer is placed on the patient's skin, which emits and receives sound waves. The transducer sends high-frequency sound waves into the body, and these waves bounce back off internal structures and are recorded by the transducer. The recorded data is then processed and transformed into visual images that can be interpreted by a medical professional.

Ultrasonography is a non-invasive, painless, and safe procedure that does not use radiation like other imaging techniques such as CT scans or X-rays. It is commonly used to diagnose and monitor conditions in various parts of the body, including the abdomen, pelvis, heart, blood vessels, and musculoskeletal system.

An adenoma is a benign (noncancerous) tumor that develops from glandular epithelial cells. These types of cells are responsible for producing and releasing fluids, such as hormones or digestive enzymes, into the surrounding tissues. Adenomas can occur in various organs and glands throughout the body, including the thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, and digestive systems.

Depending on their location, adenomas may cause different symptoms or remain asymptomatic. Some common examples of adenomas include:

1. Colorectal adenoma (also known as a polyp): These growths occur in the lining of the colon or rectum and can develop into colorectal cancer if left untreated. Regular screenings, such as colonoscopies, are essential for early detection and removal of these polyps.
2. Thyroid adenoma: This type of adenoma affects the thyroid gland and may result in an overproduction or underproduction of hormones, leading to conditions like hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).
3. Pituitary adenoma: These growths occur in the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain and controls various hormonal functions. Depending on their size and location, pituitary adenomas can cause vision problems, headaches, or hormonal imbalances that affect growth, reproduction, and metabolism.
4. Liver adenoma: These rare benign tumors develop in the liver and may not cause any symptoms unless they become large enough to press on surrounding organs or structures. In some cases, liver adenomas can rupture and cause internal bleeding.
5. Adrenal adenoma: These growths occur in the adrenal glands, which are located above the kidneys and produce hormones that regulate stress responses, metabolism, and blood pressure. Most adrenal adenomas are nonfunctioning, meaning they do not secrete excess hormones. However, functioning adrenal adenomas can lead to conditions like Cushing's syndrome or Conn's syndrome, depending on the type of hormone being overproduced.

It is essential to monitor and manage benign tumors like adenomas to prevent potential complications, such as rupture, bleeding, or hormonal imbalances. Treatment options may include surveillance with imaging studies, medication to manage hormonal issues, or surgical removal of the tumor in certain cases.

Triiodothyronine (T3) is a thyroid hormone, specifically the active form of thyroid hormone, that plays a critical role in the regulation of metabolism, growth, and development in the human body. It is produced by the thyroid gland through the iodination and coupling of the amino acid tyrosine with three atoms of iodine. T3 is more potent than its precursor, thyroxine (T4), which has four iodine atoms, as T3 binds more strongly to thyroid hormone receptors and accelerates metabolic processes at the cellular level.

In circulation, about 80% of T3 is bound to plasma proteins, while the remaining 20% is unbound or free, allowing it to enter cells and exert its biological effects. The primary functions of T3 include increasing the rate of metabolic reactions, promoting protein synthesis, enhancing sensitivity to catecholamines (e.g., adrenaline), and supporting normal brain development during fetal growth and early infancy. Imbalances in T3 levels can lead to various medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, which may require clinical intervention and management.

Sensitivity and specificity are statistical measures used to describe the performance of a diagnostic test or screening tool in identifying true positive and true negative results.

* Sensitivity refers to the proportion of people who have a particular condition (true positives) who are correctly identified by the test. It is also known as the "true positive rate" or "recall." A highly sensitive test will identify most or all of the people with the condition, but may also produce more false positives.
* Specificity refers to the proportion of people who do not have a particular condition (true negatives) who are correctly identified by the test. It is also known as the "true negative rate." A highly specific test will identify most or all of the people without the condition, but may also produce more false negatives.

In medical testing, both sensitivity and specificity are important considerations when evaluating a diagnostic test. High sensitivity is desirable for screening tests that aim to identify as many cases of a condition as possible, while high specificity is desirable for confirmatory tests that aim to rule out the condition in people who do not have it.

It's worth noting that sensitivity and specificity are often influenced by factors such as the prevalence of the condition in the population being tested, the threshold used to define a positive result, and the reliability and validity of the test itself. Therefore, it's important to consider these factors when interpreting the results of a diagnostic test.

Medullary carcinoma is a type of cancer that develops in the neuroendocrine cells of the thyroid gland. These cells produce hormones that help regulate various bodily functions. Medullary carcinoma is a relatively rare form of thyroid cancer, accounting for about 5-10% of all cases.

Medullary carcinoma is characterized by the presence of certain genetic mutations that cause the overproduction of calcitonin, a hormone produced by the neuroendocrine cells. This overproduction can lead to the formation of tumors in the thyroid gland.

Medullary carcinoma can be hereditary or sporadic. Hereditary forms of the disease are caused by mutations in the RET gene and are often associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2), a genetic disorder that affects the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, and parathyroid glands. Sporadic forms of medullary carcinoma, on the other hand, are not inherited and occur randomly in people with no family history of the disease.

Medullary carcinoma is typically more aggressive than other types of thyroid cancer and tends to spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, lungs, and liver. Symptoms may include a lump or nodule in the neck, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, and coughing. Treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Regular monitoring of calcitonin levels is also recommended to monitor the effectiveness of treatment and detect any recurrence of the disease.

Thyroid hormone receptors (THRs) are nuclear receptor proteins that bind to thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), and regulate gene transcription in target cells. These receptors play a crucial role in the development, growth, and metabolism of an organism by mediating the actions of thyroid hormones. THRs are encoded by genes THRA and THRB, which give rise to two major isoforms: TRα1 and TRβ1. Additionally, alternative splicing results in other isoforms with distinct tissue distributions and functions. THRs function as heterodimers with retinoid X receptors (RXRs) and bind to thyroid hormone response elements (TREs) in the regulatory regions of target genes. The binding of T3 or T4 to THRs triggers a conformational change, which leads to recruitment of coactivators or corepressors, ultimately resulting in activation or repression of gene transcription.

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Elasticity imaging techniques are non-invasive medical diagnostic methods used to evaluate the stiffness or elasticity of various tissues in the body, such as organs, muscles, and breast tissue. These techniques can help detect and diagnose abnormalities, including tumors, lesions, and other conditions that may affect tissue stiffness.

There are several types of elasticity imaging techniques, including:

1. Ultrasound Elastography: This technique uses ultrasound waves to apply pressure to tissues and measure their deformation or strain. The degree of deformation is then used to calculate the stiffness of the tissue.
2. Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE): MRE uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create images of tissue elasticity. A mechanical device is used to apply vibrations to the body, and the resulting motion is measured using MRI to determine tissue stiffness.
3. Shear Wave Elastography: This technique uses acoustic radiation force impulses to generate shear waves in tissues. The speed of these waves is then measured to calculate tissue stiffness.
4. Strain Imaging: This technique measures the amount of deformation or strain that occurs in tissues when they are compressed or stretched. It can be used to detect areas of increased stiffness, such as tumors or scar tissue.

Elasticity imaging techniques have several advantages over traditional diagnostic methods, including their non-invasive nature and ability to provide real-time images of tissue elasticity. They are also useful for monitoring changes in tissue stiffness over time, making them valuable tools for evaluating the effectiveness of treatments and monitoring disease progression.

An oxyphilic adenoma is a type of benign tumor that develops in the endocrine glands, specifically in the parathyroid gland. This type of adenoma is characterized by the presence of cells called oxyphils, which have an abundance of mitochondria and appear pink on histological examination due to their high oxidative enzyme activity. Oxyphilic adenomas are a common cause of primary hyperparathyroidism, a condition in which the parathyroid glands produce too much parathyroid hormone (PTH), leading to an imbalance of calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Symptoms of primary hyperparathyroidism may include fatigue, weakness, bone pain, kidney stones, and psychological disturbances. Treatment typically involves surgical removal of the affected parathyroid gland.

Thyrotropin receptors (TSHRs) are a type of G protein-coupled receptor found on the surface of cells in the thyroid gland. They bind to thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which is produced and released by the pituitary gland. When TSH binds to the TSHR, it activates a series of intracellular signaling pathways that stimulate the production and release of thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones are important for regulating metabolism, growth, and development in the body. Mutations in the TSHR gene can lead to various thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

Subacute thyroiditis, also known as de Quervain's thyroiditis or granulomatous thyroiditis, is a inflammatory disorder of the thyroid gland. It is characterized by the presence of granulomas, which are collections of immune cells, within the thyroid tissue. The condition often follows an upper respiratory infection and is more common in women than men.

Subacute thyroiditis typically presents with pain and tenderness in the front of the neck, along with systemic symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and low-grade fever. The disorder can cause hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) initially, followed by hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) as the gland becomes damaged and inflamed. In some cases, the thyroid function may return to normal on its own after several months. Treatment typically involves anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and inflammation, and beta blockers to manage symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

Autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto's disease, is a chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland caused by an autoimmune response. In this condition, the immune system produces antibodies that attack and damage the thyroid gland, leading to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). The thyroid gland may become enlarged (goiter), and symptoms can include fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, constipation, dry skin, and depression. Autoimmune thyroiditis is more common in women than men and tends to run in families. It is often associated with other autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Addison's disease, and type 1 diabetes. The diagnosis is typically made through blood tests that measure levels of thyroid hormones and antibodies. Treatment usually involves thyroid hormone replacement therapy to manage the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Cytodiagnosis is the rapid, initial evaluation and diagnosis of a disease based on the examination of individual cells obtained from a body fluid or tissue sample. This technique is often used in cytopathology to investigate abnormalities such as lumps, bumps, or growths that may be caused by cancerous or benign conditions.

The process involves collecting cells through various methods like fine-needle aspiration (FNA), body fluids such as urine, sputum, or washings from the respiratory, gastrointestinal, or genitourinary tracts. The collected sample is then spread onto a microscope slide, stained, and examined under a microscope for abnormalities in cell size, shape, structure, and organization.

Cytodiagnosis can provide crucial information to guide further diagnostic procedures and treatment plans. It is often used as an initial screening tool due to its speed, simplicity, and cost-effectiveness compared to traditional histopathological methods that require tissue biopsy and more extensive processing. However, cytodiagnosis may not always be able to distinguish between benign and malignant conditions definitively; therefore, additional tests or follow-up evaluations might be necessary for a conclusive diagnosis.

Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m is a radioactive pharmaceutical preparation used in medical diagnostic imaging. It is a technetium-99m radiopharmaceutical, where technetium-99m is a metastable nuclear isomer of technetium-99, which emits gamma rays and has a half-life of 6 hours. Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m is used as a contrast agent in various diagnostic procedures, such as imaging of the thyroid, salivary glands, or the brain, to evaluate conditions like inflammation, tumors, or abnormalities in blood flow. It is typically administered intravenously, and its short half-life ensures that the radiation exposure is limited.

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition where the thyroid gland, which is a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck, does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This results in a slowing down of the body's metabolic processes, leading to various symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, dry skin, hair loss, muscle weakness, and depression.

The two main thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland are triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones play crucial roles in regulating various bodily functions, including heart rate, body temperature, and energy levels. In hypothyroidism, the production of these hormones is insufficient, leading to a range of symptoms that can affect multiple organ systems.

Hypothyroidism can be caused by several factors, including autoimmune disorders (such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis), surgical removal of the thyroid gland, radiation therapy for neck cancer, certain medications, and congenital defects. Hypothyroidism is typically diagnosed through blood tests that measure levels of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), T3, and T4. Treatment usually involves taking synthetic thyroid hormones to replace the missing hormones and alleviate symptoms.

Medical Definition: Multiple pulmonary nodules refer to multiple small rounded or irregularly shaped masses in the lungs, usually measuring less than 3 cm in diameter. These nodules can be caused by various conditions such as benign tumors, infections, inflammation, or malignancies like lung cancer. The presence of multiple pulmonary nodules often requires further evaluation with imaging studies and sometimes biopsy to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.

Carcinoma is a type of cancer that develops from epithelial cells, which are the cells that line the inner and outer surfaces of the body. These cells cover organs, glands, and other structures within the body. Carcinomas can occur in various parts of the body, including the skin, lungs, breasts, prostate, colon, and pancreas. They are often characterized by the uncontrolled growth and division of abnormal cells that can invade surrounding tissues and spread to other parts of the body through a process called metastasis. Carcinomas can be further classified based on their appearance under a microscope, such as adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma.

A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division between the sac and its surrounding tissue, that contains fluid, air, or semisolid material. Cysts can occur in various parts of the body, including the skin, internal organs, and bones. They can be caused by various factors, such as infection, genetic predisposition, or blockage of a duct or gland. Some cysts may cause symptoms, such as pain or discomfort, while others may not cause any symptoms at all. Treatment for cysts depends on the type and location of the cyst, as well as whether it is causing any problems. Some cysts may go away on their own, while others may need to be drained or removed through a surgical procedure.

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Iodide peroxidase, also known as iodide:hydrogen peroxide oxidoreductase, is an enzyme that belongs to the family of oxidoreductases. Specifically, it is a peroxidase that uses iodide as its physiological reducing substrate. This enzyme catalyzes the oxidation of iodide by hydrogen peroxide to produce iodine, which plays a crucial role in thyroid hormone biosynthesis.

The systematic name for this enzyme is iodide:hydrogen-peroxide oxidoreductase (iodinating). It is most commonly found in the thyroid gland, where it helps to produce and regulate thyroid hormones by facilitating the iodination of tyrosine residues on thyroglobulin, a protein produced by the thyroid gland.

Iodide peroxidase requires a heme cofactor for its enzymatic activity, which is responsible for the oxidation-reduction reactions it catalyzes. The enzyme's ability to iodinate tyrosine residues on thyroglobulin is essential for the production of triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), two critical hormones that regulate metabolism, growth, and development in mammals.

Radionuclide imaging, also known as nuclear medicine, is a medical imaging technique that uses small amounts of radioactive material, called radionuclides or radiopharmaceuticals, to diagnose and treat various diseases and conditions. The radionuclides are introduced into the body through injection, inhalation, or ingestion and accumulate in specific organs or tissues. A special camera then detects the gamma rays emitted by these radionuclides and converts them into images that provide information about the structure and function of the organ or tissue being studied.

Radionuclide imaging can be used to evaluate a wide range of medical conditions, including heart disease, cancer, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and bone diseases. The technique is non-invasive and generally safe, with minimal exposure to radiation. However, it should only be performed by qualified healthcare professionals in accordance with established guidelines and regulations.

Graves' disease is defined as an autoimmune disorder that leads to overactivity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). It results when the immune system produces antibodies that stimulate the thyroid gland, causing it to produce too much thyroid hormone. This can result in a variety of symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, weight loss, heat intolerance, and bulging eyes (Graves' ophthalmopathy). The exact cause of Graves' disease is unknown, but it is more common in women and people with a family history of the disorder. Treatment may include medications to control hyperthyroidism, radioactive iodine therapy to destroy thyroid tissue, or surgery to remove the thyroid gland.

Hashimoto's disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and damages the thyroid gland. The resulting inflammation often leads to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). It primarily affects middle-aged women but can also occur in men and women of any age and in children.

The exact cause of Hashimoto's disease is unclear, but it appears to involve interactions between genetic and environmental factors. The disorder tends to run in families, and having a family member with Hashimoto's disease or another autoimmune disorder increases the risk.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, joint and muscle pain, dry skin, thinning hair, irregular menstrual periods, and depression. However, some people with Hashimoto's disease may have no symptoms for many years.

Diagnosis is typically based on a combination of symptoms, physical examination findings, and laboratory test results. Treatment usually involves thyroid hormone replacement therapy, which can help manage symptoms and prevent complications of hypothyroidism. Regular monitoring of thyroid function is necessary to adjust the dosage of medication as needed.

Thyrotoxicosis is a medical condition that results from an excess of thyroid hormones in the body, leading to an overactive metabolic state. It can be caused by various factors such as Graves' disease, toxic adenoma, Plummer's disease, or excessive intake of thyroid hormone medication. Symptoms may include rapid heart rate, weight loss, heat intolerance, tremors, and increased sweating, among others. Thyrotoxicosis is not a diagnosis itself but a manifestation of various underlying thyroid disorders. Proper diagnosis and management are crucial to prevent complications and improve quality of life.

Interventional ultrasonography is a medical procedure that involves the use of real-time ultrasound imaging to guide minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. This technique combines the advantages of ultrasound, such as its non-ionizing nature (no radiation exposure), relatively low cost, and portability, with the ability to perform precise and targeted procedures.

In interventional ultrasonography, a specialized physician called an interventional radiologist or an interventional sonographer uses high-frequency sound waves to create detailed images of internal organs and tissues. These images help guide the placement of needles, catheters, or other instruments used during the procedure. Common interventions include biopsies (tissue sampling), fluid drainage, tumor ablation, and targeted drug delivery.

The real-time visualization provided by ultrasonography allows for increased accuracy and safety during these procedures, minimizing complications and reducing recovery time compared to traditional surgical approaches. Additionally, interventional ultrasonography can be performed on an outpatient basis, further contributing to its appeal as a less invasive alternative in many clinical scenarios.

Proto-oncogene proteins c-RET are a group of gene products that play crucial roles in the development and functioning of the nervous system, as well as in other tissues. The c-RET proto-oncogene encodes a receptor tyrosine kinase, which is a type of enzyme that helps transmit signals from the outside to the inside of cells. This receptor is activated by binding to its ligands, leading to the activation of various signaling pathways that regulate cell growth, differentiation, and survival.

Mutations in the c-RET proto-oncogene can lead to its overactivation, resulting in the conversion of this gene into an oncogene. Oncogenes are genes that have the potential to cause cancer when they are mutated or abnormally expressed. Activating mutations in c-RET have been implicated in several types of human cancers, including multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2), papillary thyroid carcinoma, and certain types of lung and kidney cancers. These mutations can lead to the constitutive activation of c-RET, resulting in uncontrolled cell growth and tumor formation.

Oxyphil cells, also known as oncocytes, are large granular cells with abundant mitochondria. They can be found in various organs, including the thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, salivary glands, and skin. In the thyroid gland, oxyphil cells are often observed in the context of follicular adenomas or follicular carcinomas, where they can make up a significant portion of the tumor. The exact function of oxyphil cells is not well understood, but it is thought that they may play a role in the production and metabolism of hormones or other substances. In general, the presence of oxyphil cells in a tumor is not considered to be indicative of a specific type or behavior of the tumor, but rather a histological feature that can be observed in a variety of contexts.

Retrospective studies, also known as retrospective research or looking back studies, are a type of observational study that examines data from the past to draw conclusions about possible causal relationships between risk factors and outcomes. In these studies, researchers analyze existing records, medical charts, or previously collected data to test a hypothesis or answer a specific research question.

Retrospective studies can be useful for generating hypotheses and identifying trends, but they have limitations compared to prospective studies, which follow participants forward in time from exposure to outcome. Retrospective studies are subject to biases such as recall bias, selection bias, and information bias, which can affect the validity of the results. Therefore, retrospective studies should be interpreted with caution and used primarily to generate hypotheses for further testing in prospective studies.

Radiation-induced neoplasms are a type of cancer or tumor that develops as a result of exposure to ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation is radiation with enough energy to remove tightly bound electrons from atoms or molecules, leading to the formation of ions. This type of radiation can damage DNA and other cellular structures, which can lead to mutations and uncontrolled cell growth, resulting in the development of a neoplasm.

Radiation-induced neoplasms can occur after exposure to high levels of ionizing radiation, such as that received during radiation therapy for cancer treatment or from nuclear accidents. The risk of developing a radiation-induced neoplasm depends on several factors, including the dose and duration of radiation exposure, the type of radiation, and the individual's genetic susceptibility to radiation-induced damage.

Radiation-induced neoplasms can take many years to develop after initial exposure to ionizing radiation, and they often occur at the site of previous radiation therapy. Common types of radiation-induced neoplasms include sarcomas, carcinomas, and thyroid cancer. It is important to note that while ionizing radiation can increase the risk of developing cancer, the overall risk is still relatively low, especially when compared to other well-established cancer risk factors such as smoking and exposure to certain chemicals.

Adenocarcinoma, papillary is a type of cancer that begins in the glandular cells and grows in a finger-like projection (called a papilla). This type of cancer can occur in various organs, including the lungs, pancreas, thyroid, and female reproductive system. The prognosis and treatment options for papillary adenocarcinoma depend on several factors, such as the location and stage of the tumor, as well as the patient's overall health. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

Thyroid hormone receptors (THRs) are nuclear receptor proteins that bind to thyroid hormones and mediate their effects in target cells. There are two main types of THRs, referred to as THR alpha and THR beta. THR beta is further divided into two subtypes, THR beta1 and THR beta2.

THR beta is a type of nuclear receptor that is primarily expressed in the liver, kidney, and heart, as well as in the central nervous system. It plays an important role in regulating the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, as well as in the development and function of the heart. THR beta is also involved in the regulation of body weight and energy expenditure.

THR beta1 is the predominant subtype expressed in the liver and is responsible for many of the metabolic effects of thyroid hormones in this organ. THR beta2, on the other hand, is primarily expressed in the heart and plays a role in regulating cardiac function.

Abnormalities in THR beta function can lead to various diseases, including thyroid hormone resistance, a condition in which the body's cells are unable to respond properly to thyroid hormones. This can result in symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, and cold intolerance.

The Predictive Value of Tests, specifically the Positive Predictive Value (PPV) and Negative Predictive Value (NPV), are measures used in diagnostic tests to determine the probability that a positive or negative test result is correct.

Positive Predictive Value (PPV) is the proportion of patients with a positive test result who actually have the disease. It is calculated as the number of true positives divided by the total number of positive results (true positives + false positives). A higher PPV indicates that a positive test result is more likely to be a true positive, and therefore the disease is more likely to be present.

Negative Predictive Value (NPV) is the proportion of patients with a negative test result who do not have the disease. It is calculated as the number of true negatives divided by the total number of negative results (true negatives + false negatives). A higher NPV indicates that a negative test result is more likely to be a true negative, and therefore the disease is less likely to be present.

The predictive value of tests depends on the prevalence of the disease in the population being tested, as well as the sensitivity and specificity of the test. A test with high sensitivity and specificity will generally have higher predictive values than a test with low sensitivity and specificity. However, even a highly sensitive and specific test can have low predictive values if the prevalence of the disease is low in the population being tested.

Ultrasonography, Doppler, color is a type of diagnostic ultrasound technique that uses the Doppler effect to produce visual images of blood flow in vessels and the heart. The Doppler effect is the change in frequency or wavelength of a wave in relation to an observer who is moving relative to the source of the wave. In this context, it refers to the change in frequency of the ultrasound waves as they reflect off moving red blood cells.

In color Doppler ultrasonography, different colors are used to represent the direction and speed of blood flow. Red typically represents blood flowing toward the transducer (the device that sends and receives sound waves), while blue represents blood flowing away from the transducer. The intensity or brightness of the color is proportional to the velocity of blood flow.

Color Doppler ultrasonography is often used in conjunction with grayscale ultrasound imaging, which provides information about the structure and composition of tissues. Together, these techniques can help diagnose a wide range of conditions, including heart disease, blood clots, and abnormalities in blood flow.

"Frozen sections" is a medical term that refers to the process of quickly preparing and examining a small piece of tissue during surgery. This procedure is typically performed by a pathologist in order to provide immediate diagnostic information to the surgeon, who can then make informed decisions about the course of the operation.

To create a frozen section, the surgical team first removes a small sample of tissue from the patient's body. This sample is then quickly frozen, typically using a special machine that can freeze the tissue in just a few seconds. Once the tissue is frozen, it can be cut into thin slices and stained with dyes to help highlight its cellular structures.

The stained slides are then examined under a microscope by a pathologist, who looks for any abnormalities or signs of disease. The results of this examination are typically available within 10-30 minutes, allowing the surgeon to make real-time decisions about whether to remove more tissue, change the surgical approach, or take other actions based on the findings.

Frozen sections are often used in cancer surgery to help ensure that all of the cancerous tissue has been removed, and to guide decisions about whether additional treatments such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy are necessary. They can also be used in other types of surgeries to help diagnose conditions and make treatment decisions during the procedure.

In the context of medicine and biology, symbiosis is a type of close and long-term biological interaction between two different biological organisms. Generally, one organism, called the symbiont, lives inside or on another organism, called the host. This interaction can be mutually beneficial (mutualistic), harmful to the host organism (parasitic), or have no effect on either organism (commensal).

Examples of mutualistic symbiotic relationships in humans include the bacteria that live in our gut and help us digest food, as well as the algae that live inside corals and provide them with nutrients. Parasitic symbioses, on the other hand, involve organisms like viruses or parasitic worms that live inside a host and cause harm to it.

It's worth noting that while the term "symbiosis" is often used in popular culture to refer to any close relationship between two organisms, in scientific contexts it has a more specific meaning related to long-term biological interactions.

Reproducibility of results in a medical context refers to the ability to obtain consistent and comparable findings when a particular experiment or study is repeated, either by the same researcher or by different researchers, following the same experimental protocol. It is an essential principle in scientific research that helps to ensure the validity and reliability of research findings.

In medical research, reproducibility of results is crucial for establishing the effectiveness and safety of new treatments, interventions, or diagnostic tools. It involves conducting well-designed studies with adequate sample sizes, appropriate statistical analyses, and transparent reporting of methods and findings to allow other researchers to replicate the study and confirm or refute the results.

The lack of reproducibility in medical research has become a significant concern in recent years, as several high-profile studies have failed to produce consistent findings when replicated by other researchers. This has led to increased scrutiny of research practices and a call for greater transparency, rigor, and standardization in the conduct and reporting of medical research.

Galectin-3 is a type of protein belonging to the galectin family, which binds to carbohydrates (sugars) and plays a role in various biological processes such as inflammation, immune response, and cancer. It is also known as Mac-2 binding protein or LGALS3.

Galectin-3 is unique among galectins because it can form oligomers (complexes of multiple subunits) and has a wide range of functions in the body. It is involved in cell adhesion, proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis (programmed cell death), and angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels).

In the context of disease, Galectin-3 has been implicated in several pathological conditions such as fibrosis, heart failure, and cancer. High levels of Galectin-3 have been associated with poor prognosis in patients with heart failure, and it is considered a potential biomarker for this condition. In addition, Galectin-3 has been shown to promote tumor growth, angiogenesis, and metastasis, making it a target for cancer therapy.

Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine system, which consists of glands and organs that produce, store, and secrete hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate various functions in the body, such as metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood.

Endocrinologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, pituitary gland tumors, adrenal gland disorders, osteoporosis, and sexual dysfunction. They use various diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, imaging studies, and biopsies, to evaluate hormone levels and function. Treatment options may include medication, lifestyle changes, and surgery.

In summary, endocrinology is the medical specialty focused on the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders related to the endocrine system and its hormones.

PROTEIN B-RAF, also known as serine/threonine-protein kinase B-Raf, is a crucial enzyme that helps regulate the cell growth signaling pathway in the body. It is a type of proto-oncogene protein, which means it has the potential to contribute to cancer development if mutated or overexpressed.

The B-RAF protein is part of the RAS/MAPK signaling pathway, which plays a critical role in controlling cell growth, division, and survival. When activated by upstream signals, B-RAF activates another kinase called MEK, which then activates ERK, leading to the regulation of various genes involved in cell growth and differentiation.

Mutations in the B-RAF gene can lead to constitutive activation of the protein, causing uncontrolled cell growth and division, which can contribute to the development of various types of cancer, including melanoma, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. The most common mutation in the B-RAF gene is V600E, which affects around 8% of all human cancers.

Therefore, B-RAF inhibitors have been developed as targeted therapies for cancer treatment, particularly for melanoma patients with B-RAF V600E mutations. These drugs work by blocking the activity of the mutated B-RAF protein, thereby preventing uncontrolled cell growth and division.

Incidental findings are diagnoses or conditions that are discovered unintentionally while evaluating a patient for a different condition or symptom. These findings are not related to the primary reason for the medical examination, investigation, or procedure. They can occur in various contexts such as radiology studies, laboratory tests, or physical examinations.

Incidental findings can sometimes lead to further evaluation and management, depending on their nature and potential clinical significance. However, they also pose challenges related to communication, informed consent, and potential patient anxiety or harm. Therefore, it is essential to have clear guidelines for managing incidental findings in clinical practice.

A Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve is a graphical representation used in medical decision-making and statistical analysis to illustrate the performance of a binary classifier system, such as a diagnostic test or a machine learning algorithm. It's a plot that shows the tradeoff between the true positive rate (sensitivity) and the false positive rate (1 - specificity) for different threshold settings.

The x-axis of an ROC curve represents the false positive rate (the proportion of negative cases incorrectly classified as positive), while the y-axis represents the true positive rate (the proportion of positive cases correctly classified as positive). Each point on the curve corresponds to a specific decision threshold, with higher points indicating better performance.

The area under the ROC curve (AUC) is a commonly used summary measure that reflects the overall performance of the classifier. An AUC value of 1 indicates perfect discrimination between positive and negative cases, while an AUC value of 0.5 suggests that the classifier performs no better than chance.

ROC curves are widely used in healthcare to evaluate diagnostic tests, predictive models, and screening tools for various medical conditions, helping clinicians make informed decisions about patient care based on the balance between sensitivity and specificity.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Micronesia" is not a medical term. It is a geographical term that refers to a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, which includes countries such as the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Marshall Islands. If you have any questions about medical terms or concepts, I would be happy to help with those!

Nitrogen fixation is a process by which nitrogen gas (N2) in the air is converted into ammonia (NH3) or other chemically reactive forms, making it available to plants and other organisms for use as a nutrient. This process is essential for the nitrogen cycle and for the growth of many types of plants, as most plants cannot utilize nitrogen gas directly from the air.

In the medical field, nitrogen fixation is not a commonly used term. However, in the context of microbiology and infectious diseases, some bacteria are capable of fixing nitrogen and this ability can contribute to their pathogenicity. For example, certain species of bacteria that colonize the human body, such as those found in the gut or on the skin, may be able to fix nitrogen and use it for their own growth and survival. In some cases, these bacteria may also release fixed nitrogen into the environment, which can have implications for the ecology and health of the host and surrounding ecosystems.

A "large-core needle biopsy" is a medical procedure in which a large-bore needle is used to obtain a tissue sample from the body for diagnostic examination. This type of biopsy allows for the removal of a larger piece of tissue than what can be obtained with a fine-needle aspiration biopsy, and it is often used when a mass or abnormality can be felt during a physical exam.

During the procedure, the healthcare provider will use imaging guidance (such as ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI) to help guide the needle into the appropriate location. Once the needle is in place, it is advanced into the mass or abnormality and a core of tissue is removed for analysis. The sample is then sent to a laboratory where a pathologist will examine the tissue under a microscope to determine if there are any abnormal cells present that may indicate cancer or other diseases.

Large-core needle biopsies are generally considered safe, but like all medical procedures, they do carry some risks, such as bleeding, infection, and discomfort at the biopsy site. Patients should discuss any concerns with their healthcare provider before undergoing the procedure.

Dielectric spectroscopy is a type of material characterization technique that measures the dielectric properties of a material as a function of frequency. The dielectric property of a material refers to its ability to store electrical energy in the form of polarization when an external electric field is applied. In dielectric spectroscopy, the material's response to an alternating electric field is measured, and the resulting complex permittivity (which includes both real and imaginary components) is used to characterize the material's dielectric behavior.

The technique involves applying a small amplitude AC voltage to the material while measuring the current flow through it. The frequency of the applied voltage can be varied over a wide range, typically from millihertz to gigahertz. By analyzing the phase shift and amplitude of the resulting current, the complex permittivity of the material can be determined as a function of frequency.

Dielectric spectroscopy is widely used in materials science, physics, chemistry, and biology to study the structure, dynamics, and composition of various materials, including polymers, ceramics, glasses, colloids, and biological tissues. The technique can provide valuable information about the material's molecular mobility, relaxation processes, conductivity, and other dielectric properties, which can be used for quality control, process monitoring, and fundamental research.

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  • Thyroid nodules are nodules (raised areas of tissue or fluid) which commonly arise within an otherwise normal thyroid gland. (wikipedia.org)
  • Often these abnormal growths of thyroid tissue are located at the edge of the thyroid gland and can be felt as a lump in the throat. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most commonly an ultrasound is performed to confirm the presence of a nodule, and assess the status of the whole gland. (wikipedia.org)
  • A thyroid nodule is a growth (lump) in the thyroid gland. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck, just above where your collarbones meet in the middle. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Thyroid nodules are caused by an overgrowth of cells in the thyroid gland. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Both surgery to remove thyroid gland tissue and radioactive iodine treatment can cause lifelong hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Nodular disease of the thyroid gland is prevalent in the United States. (medscape.com)
  • Thyroid nodules are abnormal growths or lumps on the butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck that produces metabolism-regulating hormones. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • These symptoms may also be caused by benign thyroid nodules, infection or inflammation of the thyroid gland, or a goiter. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • If the lymph nodes around the thyroid gland are involved, then the fifth-digit subclassification of "1" will be assigned. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • A near-total thyroidectomy may be the procedure of choice, which leaves a small rim of the thyroid tissue around the parathyroid gland to reduce the risk of parathyroid damage. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • A goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid, the H-shaped gland that wraps around the front of your windpipe, just below your Adam's apple. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • A goiter can be smooth and uniformly enlarged, called diffuse goiter , or it can be caused by one or more nodules within the gland, called nodular goiter . (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Most tumors are nodules, but they can also appear as generalized swelling of the gland. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • UCSF offers comprehensive consultations and treatments for thyroid conditions, including goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) and thyroid nodules. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • A blood test for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) This hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and helps regulate the production of the two thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). (ucsfhealth.org)
  • The thyroid is a gland located in the neck. (mountsinai.org)
  • If a sample of cells is needed from the thyroid gland a fine needle biopsy can be performed. (mountsinai.org)
  • During this procedure, a skinny needle is inserted into the thyroid gland, and a sample of thyroid cells and fluid is drawn into the needle. (mountsinai.org)
  • Thyroid nodules are solid masses that form inside the Thyroid , a small gland located at the base of the neck. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • This diet can cause the development of nodules in the thyroid gland. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • is made cancer Thyroid gland that needs treatment. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • For an early diagnosis of this condition, a physical examination is recommended, which is done as follows: "The thyroid gland is H-like and palpable, then it moves back, up and down palpation, after swallowing, and when the gland is raised, the volume can be palpated, without touching the edges. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • The thyroid gland is an organ in the neck that is responsible for making hormones which regulate many different aspects of metabolism and are essential for normal health. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Testing generally will include checking how much thyroid hormone is being produced by measuring thyroid stimulating hormone, or TSH, in the blood and imaging the thyroid gland with an ultrasound. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Heterogeneous echogenicity of the thyroid gland has been associated with diffuse thyroid disease and benign and malignant nodules can coexist with diffuse thyroid disease. (altmetric.com)
  • Case report: A 52-year-old male patient who was known to have a nodule in his thyroid gland for many years presented with instantaneous enlargement of his existing nodule and with appearance of ipsilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • While normal thyrocytes were detected in thyroid gland, atypical lymphoid cells showing diffuse infiltration in thyroid tissue were observed in the nodule, which were stained diffuse, strongly positive for CD20 and BcL and negative for CD45 RO. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • The thyroid gland is situated in the neck, and thyroid nodules have abnormal growths on them. (teliquas.com)
  • A thyroid nodule is a growth in the thyroid gland that begins as a small lump and gradually grows larger. (larianmd.com)
  • The thyroid gland produces and stores hormones called Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3). (larianmd.com)
  • However, if TSH stays high for a long period of time, it leads to the growth of the thyroid gland. (larianmd.com)
  • Two separate glands determine T4 levels: the thyroid gland in the neck and the pituitary gland in the brain. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The pituitary gland is responsible for making the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Hypothyroidism is the medical term for an underactive thyroid gland that does not produce enough hormone. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Conversely, hyperthyroidism is when an overactive thyroid gland produces too much hormone. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In this autoimmune condition, the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid gland. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • This condition occurs when the thyroid gland does not function properly from birth. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Graves' disease is an autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland, causing it to overproduce thyroid hormone. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Thyroid nodules are lumps that can develop on the thyroid gland. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The thyroid gland is located in your neck, and abnormal growths or lumps called thyroid nodules can develop there. (diseaseinfohub.com)
  • Multinodular goiter refers to an enlarged thyroid gland with multiple nodules. (diseaseinfohub.com)
  • However, it specifically denotes a nodule within a goiter, which is an enlarged thyroid gland. (diseaseinfohub.com)
  • Thyroid nodules are lumps in the thyroid gland that may be solid or filled with fluid. (drlindachiu.com)
  • Many times, you may be completely unaware that you have nodules growing on your thyroid gland. (drlindachiu.com)
  • The thyroid is a small gland below the skin and muscles at the front of the neck, at the spot where a bow tie would rest. (kidshealth.org)
  • Thyroid hormones are released from the gland and travel through the bloodstream to the body's cells. (kidshealth.org)
  • Thyroid disease happenss when the thyroid gland doesn't supply the proper amount of hormones needed by the body. (kidshealth.org)
  • An enlarged thyroid gland is a lump that can be felt under the skin at the front of the neck. (kidshealth.org)
  • The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, just below the Adam's apple. (palomahealth.com)
  • In some cases, abnormal growths called thyroid nodules form in the thyroid gland. (palomahealth.com)
  • Papillary thyroid carcinomas typically appear as a single nodule on one side of the thyroid gland but can also occur in multiple nodules. (palomahealth.com)
  • These nodules are defined as growths or masses that form within the thyroid gland, which is responsible for producing hormones that regulate metabolism and growth. (palomahealth.com)
  • Thyroid carcinomas develop from the two cell types present in the thyroid gland. (medscape.com)
  • Thyroid lymphomas develop from intrathyroidal lymphoid tissue, whereas sarcomas likely arise from connective tissue in the thyroid gland. (medscape.com)
  • Thyroid nodules are growths or lumps in the thyroid gland located in the neck. (smc-physicians.com)
  • People may also experience a lump or swelling in the neck, difficulty swallowing or breathing, hoarseness or voice changes, or an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter). (smc-physicians.com)
  • Thyroid cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the thyroid gland begin to grow and multiply uncontrollably, forming a tumor. (smc-physicians.com)
  • As the tumor grows, however, it may cause symptoms such as a lump or swelling in the neck, difficulty swallowing or breathing, hoarseness or voice changes, or an enlarged thyroid gland. (smc-physicians.com)
  • Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer can be diagnosed through a physical exam, imaging tests such as an ultrasound or CT scan, or a biopsy, which involves removing a small tissue sample from the thyroid gland for analysis. (smc-physicians.com)
  • If a nodule is causing voice or swallowing problems, your doctor may recommend treating it with surgery to remove all or part of the gland. (smc-physicians.com)
  • People who undergo thyroid gland surgery may need to take thyroid hormone afterward to keep their body chemistry in balance. (thyroidproadvice.com)
  • Lumps or bumps in the thyroid gland ( thyroid nodules ) are very common, especially as we get older. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • Since RFA doesn't affect the functioning of your thyroid gland, you usually don't need to take thyroid replacement medication after the procedure. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • Thyroid nodules are benign or malignant growths within the thyroid gland. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Overview of Thyroid Function The thyroid gland, located in the anterior neck just below the cricoid cartilage, consists of 2 lobes connected by an isthmus. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Follicular cells in the gland produce the 2 main thyroid hormones. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The pituitary gland produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) that goes into the blood stream to activate thyroid cells, which then secrete T3 and T4 into the peripheral tissues. (cdc.gov)
  • The thyroid gland secretes about 8 micrograms of T3/day, but 40 micrograms of T3 is made overall. (cdc.gov)
  • The thyroid gland affects metabolism and development of all tissues by secreting triiodothyronine (T3) and tetraiodothyronine (T4) hormones. (who.int)
  • All of the iodine in our body is taken orally, absorbed from the small intestine and concentrated in the thyroid gland. (who.int)
  • Iodine acts directly on almost all enzymatic steps in the thyroid gland (synthesis and destruction) and is continually reused, while excess unused iodine is excreted through the renal tract (2). (who.int)
  • The surveillance of the thyroid gland (see Chapter 17). (who.int)
  • The American College of Radiology recommends the following workup for thyroid nodules as incidental imaging findings on CT, MRI or PET-CT: Ultrasound imaging is useful as the first-line, non-invasive investigation in determining the size, texture, position, and vascularity of a nodule, accessing lymph nodes metastasis in the neck, and for guiding fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or biopsy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another imaging modality, which is ultrasound elastography, is also useful in diagnosing thyroid malignancy especially for follicular thyroid cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • The indications to do FNAC are: nodules more than 1 cm with two ultrasound criteria suggestive of malignancy, nodules of any size with extracapsular extension or lymph nodes enlargement with unknown source, any sizes of nodules with history of head and neck radiation, family history of thyroid carcinoma in two or more first degree relatives, multiple endocrine neoplasia type II, and increased calcitonin levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • This increase is thought to largely be related to early detection by high resolution ultrasound and discovery of sub-clinical thyroid nodules. (medscape.com)
  • When examined with ultrasound imaging, as many as one-third of women and one-fifth of men have small thyroid nodules. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • A thyroid ultrasound This test beams sound waves into the neck to create images of the thyroid and surrounding tissues. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • [ 15 ] Ultrasound (US) features are used to categorize risk of malignancy and classify nodules as low risk (US1), intermediate risk (US2), or high risk (US3). (medscape.com)
  • Ultrasound: The Gold Standard Anyone found to have, OR is suspected of having a nodule  evaluate by ultrasound! (slideserve.com)
  • The doctor cited US endocrinology guidelines, where "it is recommended that patients with very small nodules, which could have characteristics of cancer, be diagnosed by ultrasound, and surgery should be avoided. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to identify thyroid nodules seen on thyroid ultrasound that are very unlikely to be cancerous, reducing a large number of unnecessary biopsies, according to a new study being presented Saturday at ENDO 2022, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga. (medicalxpress.com)
  • In the new study, researchers used machine learning, a type of AI, to analyze ultrasound images of thyroid nodules . (medicalxpress.com)
  • This study demonstrates that the ultrasound-based AI classifier of thyroid nodules achieves sensitivity comparable to that of thyroid biopsy with fine needle aspiration ," Pozdeyev said. (medicalxpress.com)
  • We demonstrated that using AI analysis of ultrasound images to rule out thyroid cancer and avoid biopsy is definitely possible," he said. (medicalxpress.com)
  • This technology could assist radiologists and endocrinologists in choosing which thyroid nodules should undergo biopsy, especially those in the community who may not review a large number of thyroid ultrasound images. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Most thyroid nodules will appear benign by ultrasound, and if small and otherwise asymptomatic, may not require any further workup. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The ultrasound characteristics, as well as the size of the nodule, will determine whether proceeding with biopsy is warranted. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Preoperative ultrasound should include a comprehensive evaluation of the lymph nodes in the neck - both around the thyroid, which is in the central neck, and out to the sides of the neck - to evaluate for possible spread of cancer to lymph nodes. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Workup for thyroid cancer typically involves ultrasound evaluation and possible biopsy. (mayoclinic.org)
  • I had a thyroid ultrasound, which showed a possible thyroid nodule vs. parathyroid adenoma. (parathyroidqanda.com)
  • If your nodules all appear benign on ultrasound (the best imaging study for thyroid nodules) then getting a biops. (parathyroidqanda.com)
  • He will use ultrasound guidance to place this probe inside the thyroid nodule. (larianmd.com)
  • Nodules can vary in size and number and can be detected through a physical exam or imaging tests, such as an ultrasound or CT scan. (smc-physicians.com)
  • Ultrasound can help evaluate a thyroid nodule and determine the need for biopsy. (thyroidproadvice.com)
  • Global leaders in radiofrequency ablation and ultrasound-guided procedures, who have helped to develop international guidelines for thyroid ablation. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • During RFA, your doctor uses ultrasound on your neck to precisely locate the nodule to be treated, and to consider the important structures around it. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • All participants had a thyroid ultrasound. (who.int)
  • A goitre may have one nodule - uninodular, multiple nodules - multinodular, or be diffuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the presence of solitary or multiple nodules is not a good predictor of malignancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • These contain multiple nodules within the goiter. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • Sonograms in 40% of the general adult population demonstrate single or multiple nodules. (medscape.com)
  • The most important laboratory test is a sensitive thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) assay, which is used to screen for hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. (medscape.com)
  • If a nodule is with hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis, assign code 242.1x. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • With benign and malignant thyroid neoplasms, coding directives instruct coders to use an additional code to identify any functional activity such as corticoadrenal insufficiency (255.41), hyperthyroidism (242.80 to 242.81), or hypopituitarism (253.2). (fortherecordmag.com)
  • However, goiter can also be a sign of certain conditions that cause the thyroid to produce too much thyroid hormone (called hyperthyroidism ) or too little (called hypothyroidism ). (ucsfhealth.org)
  • It causes thyroid hormones to leak into the blood, raising their overall levels and leading to hyperthyroidism. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Certain treatments for hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer can cause side effects or complications that lead to hypothyroidism. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Nodules sometimes produce additional thyroid hormone, which causes an imbalance that leads to hyperthyroidism. (drlindachiu.com)
  • If nodules are causing hyperthyroidism, you'll likely receive radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medication. (drlindachiu.com)
  • Moreover, hot nodules can lead to an overproduction of hormone and thereby cause hyperthyroidism. (echotherapie.com)
  • sole remaining indication is in patients with hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodule. (mhmedical.com)
  • Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can make the thyroid larger than normal. (kidshealth.org)
  • Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism is characterized by hypermetabolism and elevated serum levels of free thyroid hormones. (msdmanuals.com)
  • If thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is low (consistent with hyperthyroidism), radioiodine scanning is done. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The need to perform fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) on subcentimeter thyroid nodules is less clear than for larger nodules. (thyroidmanager.org)
  • Ultrasonographically-guided FNA biopsy was performed on all nodules. (thyroidmanager.org)
  • Thus, technology permits identification of 3-4 mm nodules, but the question still remains which, if any, should undergo FNA biopsy. (thyroidmanager.org)
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy is used to diagnose thyroid cancer . (medicalxpress.com)
  • Hold blood thinners during thyroid nodule biopsy? (mdedge.com)
  • Our data indicates that there is no need to routinely hold anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy prior to thyroid nodule FNA biopsy," first author Michelle Lundholm, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic said in an interview. (mdedge.com)
  • Key concerns in the use of anticoagulants and/or antiplatelet medications during thyroid nodule FNA biopsy include the increased risk of postprocedural hematoma or nondiagnostic results, with, for instance, one study showing higher rates of nondiagnostic results among patients remaining on aspirin therapy during the FNA biopsy. (mdedge.com)
  • All patients had an active prescription for an anticoagulant or antiplatelet medication up to 10 days prior to their thyroid nodule FNA biopsy. (mdedge.com)
  • However, while thrombotic events were also rare, serious events occurred in three patients within 48 hours of the thyroid nodule FNA biopsy when a blood thinner was withheld, including ischemic strokes among two patients who were on a DOAC and 81 mg of aspirin that were withheld, and one MI occurring in a patient on a DOAC that was held for the FNA. (mdedge.com)
  • Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is an essential diagnostic tool in evaluating thyroid nodules and is typically performed under ultrasonographic guidance. (medscape.com)
  • A thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy can collect samples of cells from the nodule, which, under a microscope, can provide your doctor with more information about the behavior of the nodule. (thyroidproadvice.com)
  • Before RFA, your doctor may take a small sample of a nodule ( biopsy ). (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • Fine-needle aspiration biopsy was done of nodules ≥ 1.5 cm where thyroid stimulating hormone was not suppressed. (who.int)
  • Thyroid with a large goiter. (medscape.com)
  • For example, a historical axiom is that a multinodular goiter without a dominant nodule or a solitary cyst suggests a benign diagnosis. (medscape.com)
  • Thyroid nodules are classified to ICD-9-CM code 241.0, Nontoxic uninodular goiter. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • A large nodule or goiter may cause a sense of tightness or pain in your neck, and can sometimes grow large enough to interfere with breathing or swallowing. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • If a thyroid nodule or goiter is suspected, your doctor will examine you for signs of thyroid enlargement. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Thyroid nodules may develop due to a variety of conditions such as iodine deficiency, excess tissue growth, thyroid cysts, goiter (enlarged thyroid), Hashimoto's disease (a thyroid disorder resulting in inflammation and reduced hormone production) and cancer. (drlindachiu.com)
  • Their main aims are to characterize the risk of malignancy of nodules to better select nodules to submit to fine-needle aspiration cytology. (wikipedia.org)
  • While nodular disease of the thyroid is common, malignancy of the thyroid occurs in only 7-15% of nodules. (medscape.com)
  • The incidence of both thyroid nodules and thyroid malignancy has increased rapidly in recent years. (medscape.com)
  • A rational approach to management of a thyroid nodule is based on the clinician's ability to distinguish the more common benign diagnoses from malignancy in a highly reliable and cost-effective manner. (medscape.com)
  • A number of features in the patient's history and physical examination significantly influence the statistical probability of malignancy in a thyroid nodule. (medscape.com)
  • Furthermore, the ultrasonographic size of a solid thyroid nodule may have some diagnostic importance, because nodules larger than 3 cm are thought to have an increased risk of malignancy. (medscape.com)
  • However, findings suggest that nonpalpable nodules (incidentalomas) incidentally found on high-resolution ultrasonography may have a risk of malignancy comparable to that of palpable nodules. (medscape.com)
  • Papillary cancer (193) is the most common form of thyroid malignancy, typically developing in the follicle cells of one thyroid lobe. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Because only a few thyroid nodules can develop into malignancy, making an unnecessary diagnosis affects patient health, and thus national incidence figures. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • Diagnostic performance of (99m)Tc-MIBI scan in predicting the malignancy of thyroid nodules: a meta-analysis. (unil.ch)
  • However, not all thyroid nodules visualized on ultrasonography warrant further investigation with FNAB, and indeed, the indications for FNAB have become more stringent to balance the risk of potential malignancy with the risk of unnecessary procedures and over-treatment. (medscape.com)
  • Measurement of thyroid stimulating hormone and anti-thyroid antibodies will help decide if there is a functional thyroid disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis present, a known cause of a benign nodular goitre. (wikipedia.org)
  • People with nodules that are making too much thyroid hormone may be treated with radioiodine therapy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This condition needs to be treated with thyroid hormone replacement (a daily medicine). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Other treatment methods include thyroid hormone therapy, radioactive iodine (radioiodine)-according to ICD-9-CM coding directives, if a patient is admitted for radioactive iodine therapy, the condition should be sequenced as the principal diagnosis-external beam radiation, and chemotherapy. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • When the thyroid can't produce enough thyroid hormone, it compensates by getting bigger. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • However, treatment may be necessary for goiters or nodules that are causing bothersome symptoms or health concerns, such as the production of too much or too little thyroid hormone. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Treatment options include thyroid hormone medication, radioactive iodine therapy and surgery. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Your doctor will also check to see if any lymph nodes near your thyroid are enlarged, and look for indications that you are producing too much or too little thyroid hormone. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • If your TSH is low, you may have a benign thyroid tumor that is producing large amounts of thyroid hormone. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • If the number of thyroid hormones in the blood is too low, the brain produces TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). (larianmd.com)
  • T4 is a type of thyroid hormone that regulates metabolism. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • This hormone controls levels of the thyroid hormone T4. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Some contain thyroid tissue, which contributes to the overproduction of thyroid hormone. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In some cases, they may enlarge to the point of causing breathing and swallowing difficulties or stimulating overproduction of thyroid hormone. (drlindachiu.com)
  • This is usually accomplished through surgery or thyroid hormone suppression therapy. (drlindachiu.com)
  • Thus, if the hormone production of the thyroid is out of balance, it can impact and disrupt a wide range of processes in the body. (echotherapie.com)
  • If the thyroid is overactive, it releases too much thyroid hormone into the bloodstream. (kidshealth.org)
  • If the thyroid is underactive, it makes too little thyroid hormone, causing hypothyroidism . (kidshealth.org)
  • The endodermally derived follicular cell, responsible for producing thyroid hormone, gives rise to papillary, follicular, and anaplastic carcinomas. (medscape.com)
  • An isotope of radioactive iodine is injected into a vein in the arm to find nodules that produce an excess of thyroid hormone. (thyroidproadvice.com)
  • Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone deficiency. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The thyroid secretes thyroxine (T4), & triiodothyronine (T3) that exert effects on peripheral tissues exerting the actions of thyroid hormone. (cdc.gov)
  • The hypothalamus secretes a small peptide called Thyroid Releasing Hormone. (cdc.gov)
  • The thyroid hormone exerts negative feedback on cells that produce TSH, causing them to shut down production. (cdc.gov)
  • When it senses not enough thyroid hormone circulating it produces more TSH. (cdc.gov)
  • It is metabolized so one iodine atom is removed to produce T3 - about 10 times as active as T4 in binding to a receptor that exerts the action as receptor to the thyroid hormone. (cdc.gov)
  • When T4 is converted to T3 it produces the more active thyroid hormone and activates the pathway. (cdc.gov)
  • It is a very active transport due to the need to produce thyroid hormone. (cdc.gov)
  • The iodine is what the cells need to make the thyroid hormone. (cdc.gov)
  • The action of thyroid hormone is on the nucleus, which is true for a lot of hormones. (cdc.gov)
  • The action of hormones are transduced by regulating the synthesis of proteins (5% of proteins in the body are regulated by thyroid hormone). (cdc.gov)
  • With no thyroid hormone an infant becomes a cretin, having poor intellectual development, and is short. (cdc.gov)
  • The thyroid hormone regulates energy and fat metabolism and protein synthesis by regulating different enzymes that are involved in those processes. (cdc.gov)
  • Participants with low levels of thyroid stimulating hormone underwent scintigraphy to assess thyroid uptake. (who.int)
  • Levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) increase with age and T4 metabolism changes, but the effects of these changes on physiology are still unclear and published research reports contradictory findings (7). (who.int)
  • Early data suggest that RAI is equally effective when used with thyroid hormone withdrawal or with recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (rh-TSH) stimulation. (medscape.com)
  • The histologic diagnosis was follicular thyroid carcinoma. (medscape.com)
  • Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common thyroid cancer diagnosed. (mayoclinic.org)
  • As cytomorphological appearance was consistent with anaplastic carcinoma in ultrasonography-guided aspiration biopsies of thyroid nodule and lymphadenopathy, immunohistochemical staining was performed for differential diagnosis of lymphoma. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • Although the thyroid is the most common endocrine organ to undergo malignant degeneration, thyroid carcinoma accounts for only 1% of diagnosed neoplasms in the United States each year. (medscape.com)
  • Papillary thyroid carcinoma is a common type of thyroid cancer that accounts for over 70% of all thyroid cancer cases. (palomahealth.com)
  • Follicular thyroid carcinoma accounts for approximately 10% of all thyroid cancer cases. (palomahealth.com)
  • Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma is a rare but aggressive form of thyroid cancer that accounts for less than 5% of all thyroid cancer cases. (palomahealth.com)
  • Hürthle cell carcinoma is a variant of follicular carcinoma and makes up 2-3% of all thyroid malignancies. (medscape.com)
  • The 143 papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and 30 follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) patients were managed according to current guidelines and followed-up for 78.7 ± 54.2 months. (bvsalud.org)
  • Evidence also shows that thyroid nodules and carcinoma prevalence increase with age (8). (who.int)
  • Thyroid tumors are usually benign, but can be cancerous. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Only a small percentage of these nodules are cancerous. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • Or a thyroid adenoma, is not cancerous and is not considered dangerous unless it is bothersome because of its size. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • Although the chances of a nodule being cancerous are very small. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • Cancerous nodules tend be irregular, larger, grow over time, may have calcifications, and may appear darker than the surrounding normal thyroid. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If a nodule in the thyroid is large or growing and it is not cancerous, RFA is the appropriate treatment. (larianmd.com)
  • In rare cases, thyroid nodules turn out to be cancerous. (drlindachiu.com)
  • Treatment depends on the size of the thyroid nodule and whether or not it's cancerous. (drlindachiu.com)
  • Surgery is the option of choice for malignant (cancerous) thyroid nodules. (drlindachiu.com)
  • Nodules that have been identified as benign rarely change into cancerous structures. (echotherapie.com)
  • While most nodules are benign, some may be cancerous. (palomahealth.com)
  • Treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer will depend on various factors, including the size and type of the nodule or tumor, whether it is cancerous or benign, and your overall health. (smc-physicians.com)
  • Hot nodules are almost always non-cancerous, while only some cold nodules are cancerous. (thyroidproadvice.com)
  • We are excited about the launch of ThyraMIR and its combined use with our thyroid oncogene mutational panel, ThyGenX, as they further advance physicians' ability to correctly diagnosis thyroid nodules," said the CEO of PDI, Nancy Lurker. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The authors compared the ultrasonographic features of thyroid nodules less than and greater than one centimeter and correlated this information with the cytological results for FNAB and the final histopathological diagnosis in selected patients. (thyroidmanager.org)
  • On the other hand, Dr. Garcia pointed out that there is no prevention of thyroid problems and autoimmune diseases, but he highlighted the importance of early diagnosis and prevention of complications that can develop from this disease. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of underlying thyroid echogenicity on diagnosis of thyroid malignancies using US. (altmetric.com)
  • We introduce the case in order to emphasize that infiltration of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma should be recalled with instantaneous enlargement of nodules known to be benign previously, and when cytological specimen is uncertain, immunohistochemical staining should be performed for differential diagnosis. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • At the present time, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has a limited role in characterizing thyroid nodules, although it appears to be effective in the diagnosis of cervical lymph node metastasis. (medscape.com)
  • Surgical Associates, S.C. offers advanced, nonsurgical procedures for thyroid nodules and emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and providers from Surgical Associates are stressing the importance of preventative screenings and blood tests to diagnose possible thyroid conditions before they increase in severity. (sawisconsin.com)
  • ICD-10 codes can be more specific based on the traits and diagnosis of the thyroid nodule, therefore extra codes may be utilised to offer more thorough information. (diseaseinfohub.com)
  • When making a thyroid nodule diagnosis, doctors need to make sure they give the right ICD-10 code. (diseaseinfohub.com)
  • However, whenever a nodule is diagnosed it is standard procedure to carry out in-depth diagnosis in order to clearly classify whether the lump is malignant or not. (echotherapie.com)
  • A cancer diagnosis is always worrisome, but even if a nodule turns out to be thyroid cancer, you still have plenty of reasons to be hopeful. (thyroidproadvice.com)
  • Large nodules can press against other structures in the neck. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A few people have thyroid nodules that are big enough that they notice the nodule on their own and ask a provider to examine their neck. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Contact your provider if you feel or see a lump in your neck, or if you have any symptoms of a thyroid nodule. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Thyroid cancer in children most often presents as a mass that is seen or felt in the neck. (thyca.org)
  • Unless an obvious neck nodule or growth can be seen, most cases are detected by chance during a routine physical examination or during a doctor visit for an unrelated purpose. (thyca.org)
  • As mentioned earlier, these nodules do not cause symptoms, but when they are large, they may be palpable, seen as swelling at the base of the neck, pressing on the windpipe or esophagus, and causing shortness of breath or difficulty swallowing. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • When 48-year old Melissa Bingham's physician recommended surgery to remove her thyroid and an enlarged, but noncancerous nodule on her thyroid, the Clinton, Tennessee woman cringed at the thought of a large scar across her neck. (premiersurgical.com)
  • Thyroid nodules can also grow and push on adjacent structures in the neck, even encompassing and compressing surrounding structures such as the esophagus or trachea, causing difficulty swallowing, or shortness of breath and/or coughing. (larianmd.com)
  • Thyroid nodule RFA is a treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to destroy the nodule in the thyroid without having to surgically open the neck. (larianmd.com)
  • Coned apical radiograph of the upper thorax shows curvilinear calcification in a thyroid adenoma, at the root of the neck, on the right side. (medscape.com)
  • Thyroid knobs are strong or liquid filled knots that structure inside your thyroid, a little organ situated at the foundation of your neck, simply over your breastbone. (citivascularcentre.com)
  • The thyroid is located at the front of the neck and is often described as a butterfly-shaped organ. (echotherapie.com)
  • Thyroid cancer is one of the few head and neck cancers in the United States whose incidence is increasing, and the incidence-based mortality continues to rise. (medscape.com)
  • Solitary thyroid nodules should be evaluated with neck ultrasonography, the gold standard for diagnosing thyroid disease. (medscape.com)
  • In addition to evaluating thyroid nodules within the thyroid parenchyma, neck ultrasonography must include the lateral neck regions in order to evaluate for cervical lymphadenopathy, which may imply metastasis. (medscape.com)
  • Nationally recognized team of head and neck specialists, including doctors at the leading edge of thyroid care. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • Many nodules are found incidentally on head and neck imaging studies done for other disorders. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The thyroid lies in front of the neck and trachea, and weighs about 15-20 grams in a normal adult. (cdc.gov)
  • Thyroid cysts most commonly result from degenerating thyroid adenomas, which are benign, but they occasionally contain malignant solid components. (wikipedia.org)
  • US can be used to identify many more nonpalpable nodules, and it can depict thyroid cysts as small as 2 mm and solid nodules as small as 3 mm. (medscape.com)
  • Small, asymptomatic nodules are common, and often go unnoticed. (wikipedia.org)
  • A 12-year-old patient with an asymptomatic, palpable thyroid nodule, which was noticed upon routine physical examination. (medscape.com)
  • Among asymptomatic patients, 7-21% have palpable nodules found on routine clinical examination. (medscape.com)
  • In those cases, thyroid nodules are usually asymptomatic, and patients are unaware of their existence. (echotherapie.com)
  • Most thyroid cancers manifest as asymptomatic nodules. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Thyroid nodules may be painful or asymptomatic. (msdmanuals.com)
  • An asymptomatic nodule may be malignant but is usually benign. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Common causes of an inflamed thyroid include autoimmune thyroiditis (also called Hashimoto's thyroiditis), which occurs when the person's immune system attacks its own thyroid, causing swelling and inflammation. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis often results in a permanently underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Findings include painless thyroid enlargement and symptoms of hypothyroidism. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Independently of variations in cancer prevalence in distinct pathology practices, this novel testing algorithm can identify more benign or malignant nodules and may further decrease the number of unnecessary surgeries and two-step total thyroidectomies," the authors of that study wrote. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Underlying heterogeneous echogenicity might make it difficult to differentiate between benign and malignant nodules on US. (altmetric.com)
  • We evaluated 275 patients (218 women , 57 men , 48.4 ± 14.5 years old), including 102 benign and 173 malignant nodules. (bvsalud.org)
  • Only a few thyroid nodules are due to thyroid cancer . (medlineplus.gov)
  • The outlook for thyroid cancer depends on the type of cancer. (medlineplus.gov)
  • For the most common kinds of thyroid cancer, the outlook is very good after treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Most recent data for the US indicates approximately 63,000 new thyroid cancer cases/year. (medscape.com)
  • [ 2 ] The likelihood that the increased incidence of thyroid cancer being related to early detection is supported by evidence suggesting survival rates for thyroid cancer have remained fairly stable. (medscape.com)
  • It allows physicians to identify thyroid cancer, or rule it out, with a single test. (medpagetoday.com)
  • ThyraMIR uses the expression levels of 10 microRNAs, while ThyGenX looks for mutations or genetic alterations that have been found to be associated with thyroid cancer. (medpagetoday.com)
  • This type of thyroid cancer commonly metastasizes to the lymph nodes. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • According to coding directives, use additional codes to identify malignancies (such as thyroid cancer, 193) and other conditions associated with MEN Type II, along with a code from subcategory 258.0 ( AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM , 2007, fourth quarter, pages 70-72). (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Additionally, some cases are caused by thyroid cancer, although this is rare. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • This test is usually performed to diagnose thyroid disease or thyroid cancer. (mountsinai.org)
  • ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. (thyca.org)
  • Thyroid cancer is usually painless and without symptoms in its early stages. (thyca.org)
  • Most thyroid nodules are benign and not cancer. (thyca.org)
  • In children, 20% to 30% of thyroid nodules are proven to be cancer. (thyca.org)
  • In contrast, only 5-10% of nodules in adults are cancer. (thyca.org)
  • For more information about causes of thyroid cancer, symptoms of a nodule, and evaluation of a nodule, visit the Newly Diagnosed section of ThyCa's web site. (thyca.org)
  • Founded in 1995, we are dedicated to thyroid cancer education, support, awareness, and research fundraising and thyroid cancer research grants. (thyca.org)
  • the doctor Jose Garcia Mateo the former president of Puerto Rican Endocrinology and Diabetes Association warned that overdiagnosis From thyroid cancer They should be avoided, because once nodules are detected, the first option is to use aggressive treatments when research indicates that less than 10% of these lesions are malignant. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • Before Nodule treatment issues Thyroid or thyroid cancer The specialist emphasized how the treatment of this condition is sought with less aggressiveness than before, however, if in some cases the treatment needs to be more aggressive, then it should be done in this way. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • More than 30,000 images from 621 thyroid nodules were used to train the machine-learning model that classifies thyroid nodules as "cancer" or "no cancer. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Fortunately, most nodules are benign, but a workup is necessary to determine whether there may be thyroid cancer present. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Evaluation of a suspected thyroid nodule begins with understanding the risk of developing thyroid cancer based on your personal situation and other medical conditions. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Your health care professional will ask whether other members of your family have thyroid cancer and about exposures that may increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer, such as having received high levels of radiation in the past. (mayoclinic.org)
  • It is also generally the least dangerous thyroid cancer to have. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Surgery for thyroid cancer may include removal of the entire thyroid, called a total thyroidectomy , or, in many cases, removal of only the portion of the thyroid that contains the thyroid cancer, known as a thyroid lobectomy. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Many cases of thyroid cancer are completely treated with surgical excision. (mayoclinic.org)
  • However, some patients will be advised to also undergo radioactive iodine therapy, which can help treat thyroid cancer that has spread outside of the thyroid and help make surveillance for recurrent thyroid cancer easier. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If thyroid cancer is confirmed, referral to surgery is often the next step. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Thyroid surgery can be curative for many cases of thyroid cancer and is able to be performed with low risk of complications in the hands of experienced surgeons. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Each situation is unique, so it is important to have an experienced, multidisciplinary team of experts conduct the workup for thyroid cancer and provide the cancer treatment to ensure the best possible outcome. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Most of the time they are benign, but occasionally they harbor thyroid cancer. (parathyroidqanda.com)
  • If there is a concern for cancer, then it makes sense to have the nodule biopsied before undergoing parathyroid surgery, since the thyroid operation can be done at the same time as the parathyroid. (parathyroidqanda.com)
  • Computed tomography (CT) scanning is an effective method for detecting regional and distant metastasis from thyroid cancer. (medscape.com)
  • The ingredients in Nodule Control have been clinically proven to, slow the rate of nodule growth, reduce the size of existing thyroid nodules, & lower the risk of nodules progressing to thyroid cancer. (drchristianson.com)
  • In addition to that, thyroid nodules present a risk for thyroid cancer. (drchristianson.com)
  • Roughly 4% of womens' nodules contain thyroid cancer as in their thyroid nodules' size. (drchristianson.com)
  • Lower the overall risk of thyroid nodules progressing into thyroid cancer. (drchristianson.com)
  • Unchecked free radical formation can lead to DNA damage that can result in the abnormal cell growth behind nodule formation and thyroid cancer. (drchristianson.com)
  • Cooper DS et al: Management guidelines for patients with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer. (mhmedical.com)
  • Thyroid cancer is uncommon in children. (kidshealth.org)
  • Read more about thyroid cancer . (kidshealth.org)
  • While most calcified nodules are benign and pose no immediate health threat, their presence can indicate underlying thyroid dysfunction and may be a sign of thyroid cancer in rare cases. (palomahealth.com)
  • This type of cancer typically arises in a single thyroid nodule and spreads to the nearby tissue and blood vessels. (palomahealth.com)
  • In some cases, they may become malignant and develop into thyroid cancer. (palomahealth.com)
  • Peripheral calcifications are commonly found in papillary thyroid cancer, while coarse calcification is more common in benign nodules. (palomahealth.com)
  • and Thyroid Cancer Staging. (thyroid.org)
  • The American Thyroid Association ® has posted thyroid nodule calculators to provide guidance and recommendations for particular practice areas concerning thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. (thyroid.org)
  • Have you recently been diagnosed with thyroid nodules or thyroid cancer? (smc-physicians.com)
  • You may feel overwhelmed and scared, but it's important to remember that with early detection and proper treatment, thyroid cancer has a high cure rate. (smc-physicians.com)
  • What Is Thyroid Cancer? (smc-physicians.com)
  • Like thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer is more common in women and older people. (smc-physicians.com)
  • What Causes Thyroid Cancer? (smc-physicians.com)
  • Thyroid cancer may be related to factors such as radiation exposure, family history of thyroid cancer, or specific genetic mutations. (smc-physicians.com)
  • Are There Any Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer? (smc-physicians.com)
  • Like thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer may not cause symptoms in its early stages. (smc-physicians.com)
  • How Are Thyroid Nodules And Thyroid Cancer Diagnosed? (smc-physicians.com)
  • What Are the Treatment Options For Thyroid Nodules And Thyroid Cancer? (smc-physicians.com)
  • The most common treatment for thyroid cancer is surgery. (smc-physicians.com)
  • Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer can be scary and overwhelming, but it's important to remember that the prognosis is often excellent with early detection and proper treatment. (smc-physicians.com)
  • If you've been diagnosed with thyroid nodules or thyroid cancer, early detection and appropriate treatment can lead to a positive prognosis. (smc-physicians.com)
  • If concern arises about the possibility of cancer, the doctor may simply recommend monitoring the nodule over time to see if it grows. (thyroidproadvice.com)
  • Thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable kinds of cancer. (thyroidproadvice.com)
  • This sample will be examined under a microscope to check for thyroid cancer . (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • Thyroid Cancers There are 4 general types of thyroid cancer. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Signs that suggest thyroid cancer include stony, hard consistency or fixation to surrounding structures, cervical lymphadenopathy, and hoarseness (due to recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis). (msdmanuals.com)
  • To better understand the relationship among cell adhesion molecules (CAM) and investigate the clinical diagnostic and prognostic application of ICAM-1 (ICAM1), LFA-1 (ITGAL), and L-selectin (SELL) proteins and mRNA corresponding expression in thyroid cancer . (bvsalud.org)
  • Treatment protocols for thyroid cancer are provided below. (medscape.com)
  • The treatment of choice for patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer is surgery, when possible. (medscape.com)
  • Generally, radiation therapy and chemotherapy do not have a prominent role in the treatment of thyroid cancer. (medscape.com)
  • there are also financial costs reported large increases in the inci- ly 10% of autopsy series (Harach et to the individual and the health sys- dence of thyroid cancer, particularly of al. (who.int)
  • In contrast, dence rates have also recently been those who can pay, despite the fact thyroid cancer mortality rates have observed for the period 2008-2012 that there is no evidence that the been largely stable at very low levels in countries transitioning to a higher benefits outweigh the harms. (who.int)
  • 2019) where indicated and non-indicated uses new thyroid cancer risk factors. (who.int)
  • if resources cess or deficit intake of iodine, excess a strong positive correlation exists and efforts are focused on unneces- body mass, and dietary factors, can- between thyroid cancer incidence sary practices and potential y harm- not explain the sudden rise in thyroid (but not mortality) and the aver- ful treatments, they are not available cancer incidence rates and the strong age level of development. (who.int)
  • It's possible for an enlarged thyroid to continue functioning well and producing the right amounts of hormones. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • TSH stimulates the production of thyroid hormones. (larianmd.com)
  • Thyroid nodules produce excess thyroid hormones and cause hormonal imbalances, including changes in metabolism and heart rate, and increased sweating. (larianmd.com)
  • Eventually, the damaged thyroid is unable to produce enough thyroid hormones. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Thyroid hormones influence the body's metabolism, growth and development as well as the body's energy balance. (echotherapie.com)
  • What Do Thyroid Hormones Do? (kidshealth.org)
  • Thyroid hormones also directly affect how most organs function. (kidshealth.org)
  • Brazilian and international guidelines recommend that nodes greater than 1 cm in patients with normal thyroid function, should be drained through Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA). (fapesp.br)
  • Spirulina is a rich source of the antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD) which is one of the endogenous antioxidants that allows for normal thyroid cell replication. (drchristianson.com)
  • Ablation of residual normal thyroid tissue facilitates early detection of recurrence based on serum thyroglobulin measurement and/or RAI whole-body scan. (medscape.com)
  • On thyroid ultrasonography, a giant nodule of 38.4×31.6×45.5 mm size, and containing macro and microcalcifical areas was detected in the left lobe. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • Thyroid nodules are common, perhaps existing in almost half the population, as determined using ultrasonography (US). (medscape.com)
  • Results of ultrasonography and autopsy studies suggest that nodules are present in about 50 % of older adults. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Noncancerous thyroid nodules are not life-threatening. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Thyroid nodules are usually benign (noncancerous) tumors which develop from thyroid cells are very common in clinical practice. (echotherapie.com)
  • Most thyroid nodules are noncancerous. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • RFA can be used for noncancerous thyroid nodules as well as some small thyroid cancers. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • Radiofrequency ablation of benign cold thyroid nodules: initial clinical experience. (springermedizin.at)
  • Radiofrequency ablation of benign thyroid nodules: safety and imaging follow-up in 236 patients. (springermedizin.at)
  • Benign predominantly solid thyroid nodules: prospective study of efficacy of sonographically guided radiofrequency ablation versus control condition. (springermedizin.at)
  • Single-session treatment of benign cystic thyroid nodules with ethanol versus radiofrequency ablation: a prospective randomized study. (springermedizin.at)
  • Surgical and pathological changes after radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules. (springermedizin.at)
  • Treatment of benign thyroid nodules: comparison of surgery with radiofrequency ablation. (springermedizin.at)
  • Efficacy and safety of radiofrequency ablation versus observation for nonfunctioning benign thyroid nodules: a randomized controlled international collaborative trial. (springermedizin.at)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a non-careful treatment choice that can diminish the size of thyroid knobs and re-establish thyroid capacity. (citivascularcentre.com)
  • Update of Radiofrequency Ablation for Treating Benign and Malignant Thyroid Nodules. (uniovi.es)
  • At Stanford Health Care, we offer radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a minimally invasive therapy that uses radio waves to shrink thyroid nodules. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • Radiofrequency ablation can help shrink nodules and improve many of these symptoms. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • Stanford Health Care offers radiofrequency ablation for thyroid nodules or small thyroid tumors. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • It could be caused by an iodine deficiency or a thyroid disorder. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • The mechanisms of action of supplements that may help reduce thyroid nodules include those that slow rates of cell division, those that act as anti-inflammatories, and those that regulate iodine metabolism. (drchristianson.com)
  • The thyroid cells are exposed to high amounts of free radical damage from the formation of iodine and its attachment to thyroglobulin. (drchristianson.com)
  • The exact cause of thyroid nodules is unknown but can be related to iodine deficiency, radiation exposure, genetics, or inflammation. (smc-physicians.com)
  • Radioactive iodine therapy may cause nodules to shrink. (smc-physicians.com)
  • On a portion of thyroid cell facing the blood stream there is a protein called sodium iodine symporter that transports iodine into the thyroid cell. (cdc.gov)
  • In the normal U.S. diet, iodine intake is about 250 micrograms or ¼ milligram (mg) of iodine per day, which goes into the thyroid cells and is incorporated into amino acids called tyrosine (in a large thyroglobulin molecule). (cdc.gov)
  • Iodine uptake is a main factor affecting thyroid disease. (who.int)
  • This study in 2009 determined the prevalence of thyroid diseases in older people in Mamak district, Ankara after iodization to ascertain if salt iodization alone is sufficient to reach adequate iodine levels in the older population. (who.int)
  • Blood samples were taken to assess thyroid function and autoantibodies, and urine samples to assess iodine concentration. (who.int)
  • While thyroid volume and nodularity are high in iodine-deficient regions, autoimmune thyroid diseases and follicular thyroid carcinomas are more common in regions with excessive iodine intake (5). (who.int)
  • Certain circumstances and conditions can lead to the development of lumps in the thyroid. (echotherapie.com)
  • However, as the vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign, these "hidden" lumps do not bear any considerable risk and are often left for observation rather than treatment even after discovery. (echotherapie.com)
  • However, it is limited by the presence of adequate amount of normal tissue around the lesion, calcified shell around a nodule, cystic nodules, coalescent nodules. (wikipedia.org)
  • A nonfunctioning (cold) nodule placed in the center of a lobe with functioning normal tissue superficial to it may appear as warm on scans because of integrated activity with depth. (medscape.com)
  • Thyroid knobs are strange excesses of tissue in the thyroid organ that are most frequently harmless, however sometimes (short of what one out of 20) they can be destructive. (citivascularcentre.com)
  • Thyroid knobs might be strong tissue or loaded up with blood or other liquid. (citivascularcentre.com)
  • They are composed of thyroid tissue and feel firm when touched. (palomahealth.com)
  • Anaplastic thyroid carcinomas typically arise from a pre-existing nodule and rapidly grow and spread to the surrounding tissue and lymph nodes. (palomahealth.com)
  • To investigate, Dr. Lundholm and colleagues conducted a review of data on 2,945 patients who had undergone a total of 4,741 thyroid nodule FNAs in the Cleveland Clinic's diverse network of centers between 2010 and 2023. (mdedge.com)
  • In cases of a solitary thyroid nodule with a normal TSH value, no additional laboratory studies may be required in the diagnostic evaluation unless autoimmune disease (eg, Hashimoto thyroiditis) is suspected. (medscape.com)
  • What you are describing actually sounds more like thyroiditis, or an inflammatory condition of thyroid. (parathyroidqanda.com)
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis Hashimoto thyroiditis is chronic autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid with lymphocytic infiltration. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Is there value in intraoperative frozen section during thyroidectomy for thyroid nodules" Journal of The American College of Surgeons Vol. 221 Iss. (bepress.com)
  • Small cancers that do not appear to have spread outside of the thyroid commonly are managed with thyroid lobectomy, while larger cancers or cancers where there is concern for metastasis are more likely to be treated with total thyroidectomy. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers are known collectively as differentiated thyroid cancers (DTCs). (medscape.com)
  • Diagnostic thyroid testing and imaging studies can identify several types of thyroid nodules. (palomahealth.com)
  • A comprehensive history and physical examination provides the foundation for decision making in the management of thyroid nodules. (medscape.com)
  • Investigation of the clinical utility of adhesion molecules in the management of thyroid nodules. (bvsalud.org)
  • Pozdeyev will present at the Society's ENDO 2022 thyroid health news conference at 11:30 AM Eastern on Monday, June 13. (medicalxpress.com)
  • They may be hyperplastic or tumorous, but only a small percentage of thyroid tumors are malignant. (wikipedia.org)
  • The classification of thyroid neoplasms has been significantly revised in the last 20 years, and the changes reflect an increased understanding of the prognosis and histologic characteristics of the tumors. (medscape.com)
  • Over time, your immune system removes these cells, causing the nodules or tumors to shrink. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • This minimally invasive therapy shrinks nodules or tumors. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • Other times, it may be beneficial to remove benign nodules. (drlindachiu.com)
  • Malignant and benign nodules differed concerning mRNA (p = 0.0027) and protein (p = 0.0020 for nuclear) expression of L-selectin and ICAM-1 ( mRNA p = 0.0001 and protein p = 0.0014) and protein expression of LFA-1 (p = 0.0168), but not mRNA expression of LFA-1 (p = 0.2131). (bvsalud.org)
  • Out of 426 patients, 337 had one nodule, 84 had two, and 5 had three. (thyroidmanager.org)
  • Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is an important diagnostic tool in patients with thyroid lesions. (wjgnet.com)
  • In fact, many thyroid patients don't realize they have one of these nodules until a doctor discovers it during a routine examination. (sundayvision.co.ug)
  • They are aimed at all physicians who intend to learn to perform, or who are already conducting RFA interventions as well as at thyroid specialists providing pre- and postoperative care to RFA patients in Austria. (springermedizin.at)
  • Sometimes, patients feel the nodules themselves or have symptoms that bring the nodules to their health care team's attention. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In the study, adult patients with thyroid nodules were given a combination of the three nutrients or a placebo over the period of 6 weeks. (drchristianson.com)
  • These nodules are typically diagnosed by chance when patients are examined with an imaging test for other medical reasons. (echotherapie.com)
  • Calcified thyroid nodules are a common finding in patients with thyroid nodules. (palomahealth.com)
  • A treatment strategy of less is more has shown to be a positive approach for most patients with smaller nodules. (thyroidproadvice.com)
  • Some lymphoma starts in the thyroid, not just in the lymph nodes. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • The excision of lymph nodes around the thyroid (cervical region) defaults to code 40.21, Excision of deep cervical lymph node. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Plain radiographs are used to detect retrosternal thyroid extension, thyroid calcification, bony or mediastinal lymph nodes, and lung metastases. (medscape.com)
  • The most definitive treatment method for thyroid nodules includes surgery. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Is thyroid ablation a surgery? (citivascularcentre.com)
  • Many people want a treatment option for thyroid nodules that doesn't involve medications, surgery, or downtime. (stanfordhealthcare.org)
  • Surgery was proposed in 2005 but refused by the patient because he did not want to be dependent on thyroid medication for life, despite the insistence of his doctor. (medscape.com)
  • In most cases of solitary thyroid nodules , the TSH level is normal. (medscape.com)
  • Thyroid inflammation can also be caused by an infection or by certain medications. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • It should be expected that improved sensitivity of new US machines, coupled with widespread use of US by practicing endocrinologists, will result in the discovery of an ever-increasing number of small thyroid nodules. (thyroidmanager.org)
  • This code is used when a patient has a single thyroid nodule without any signs of thyroid dysfunction or hyperactivity. (diseaseinfohub.com)
  • Similar to E04.0, this code is used for a single thyroid nodule. (diseaseinfohub.com)
  • Usually, US is the first modality used to investigate a palpable thyroid nodule and in searching for a primary lesion in a patient with systemic metastases. (medscape.com)
  • It is quite common for people to develop thyroid nodules - about half the population in the U.S. are estimated to have a nodule by the time they are 60. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Women and older individuals are also more likely to develop thyroid nodules. (smc-physicians.com)
  • A testing regimen that provides both high NPV and PPV would be highly predictive and significantly improve the physician's ability to correctly identify indeterminate thyroid nodules as being either benign or malignant," said Alexander Shifrin, MD , an endocrine surgeon at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in the press release. (medpagetoday.com)
  • anaplastic carcinomas (1-2%), primary thyroid lymphomas, and primary thyroid sarcomas are rare. (medscape.com)
  • In recent years, the management of thyroid cancers has become far more nuanced. (medscape.com)
  • The first step in managing most thyroid cancers is surgical resection. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Only 5-10% of thyroid cancers are clinically palpable. (medscape.com)
  • Evaluation of any thyroid complaint begins with a thorough history and a physical examination that includes inspection for adjacent cervical lymphadenopathy. (medscape.com)
  • You should use Nodule Control alongside the recommended monitoring and treatment of thyroid nodules. (drchristianson.com)
  • I did the identification and treatment of thyroid nodules, so I chose to depict the growth of one of these nodules. (uaf.edu)
  • In the event that you're worn out because of Thyroid Nodule, contact the truly outstanding in the non-Surgical treatment of Thyroid Nodule. (citivascularcentre.com)
  • Technetium-99m pertechnetate thyroid scan shows a large cold nodule in the left lobe of the thyroid and a further, smaller cold nodule in right lobe. (medscape.com)
  • Underactive thyroids are hopefully diagnosed at birth. (cdc.gov)
  • Cystic nodules are fluid-filled and may be either benign or malignant. (palomahealth.com)