• uptake
  • If a nodule is associated with decreased TSH levels the next step is to carry out a thyroid scan and iodine uptake in the nuclear medicine department. (thyroid.ca)
  • Surgery
  • In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to remove noncancerous nodules that are big enough to cause difficulty swallowing or breathing. (reference.com)
  • Experience in a specialist thyroid surgery unit: a demographic study, surgical complications, and outcome. (springer.com)
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  • If the nodule enlarges, the biopsy may be repeated and surgery can be proposed. (thyroid.ca)
  • The laser ablation of thyroid nodules is performed in day hospital or day-surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Surgery may involve removing part or all of the thyroid. (wikipedia.org)
  • Endocrinology
  • This test, currently available at Penn Medicine, can help us determine whether these nodules with indeterminate biopsy results are likely to be benign," said Susan Mandel, MD, MPH, professor of Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn. (redorbit.com)
  • clinical
  • Nodules that are classified as benign by both biopsy and clinical assessment may be managed conservatively. (mydr.com.au)
  • Approximately 50-85% of all nodules are "cold," up to 40% are scintigraphically indifferent and about 10% are "hot," although the prevalence will vary geographically with the ambient iodine supply and with the clinical setting. (springer.com)
  • RF ablation of benign nodules demonstrated volume reductions of 33-58% after one month and 51-85% after six months, while solving nodule-related clinical problems. (hindawi.com)