Category Archives: Thyroid

Gross Appearances of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma – ROJoson’s Collection

Knowing the gross appearances of thyroid nodules is useful for the surgeon’s intraoperative diagnosis. Here is my collection of gross appearances of papillary thyroid carcinomas. Left lobe – cut section – papillary thyroid carcinoma – soft solid, no gross cystic areas, … Continue reading

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Which one is more accurate in diagnosing thyroid nodule: ultrasound or CT scan?

Lately, I encountered two patients with thyroid nodule being subjected to CT scans after an ultrasound. In these two patients, there is a discrepancy in the reports which led me to ask which one is more accurate in diagnosing thyroid nodule: … Continue reading

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Clinical vs Ultrasound Findings – Thyroid – What to Do?

What to do if there are discrepancies in the clinical findings and the ultrasound findings in a patient with a thyroid concern? Case in Point: A female patient with the following ultrasound findings of the thyroid gland: The physical findings … Continue reading

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Thyroid – Goiter

If there is a disorder of the thyroid gland, the word “goiter” is commonly used. A goiter or a disorder of the thyroid gland is said to be present if there are structural and functional abnormalities. Structural wise, if the thyroid … Continue reading

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Sample of Medical Recording on a Thyroid Patient

Sample of a medical recording on a thyroid patient with explanation and advice and informed consent. Note the use of benefit, risk, cost, availability comparison of diagnostic options. ROJ@17feb2

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Multinodular Toxic Goiter, Multinodular Colloid Adenomatous Goiter, and Papillary Carcinoma

A Filipino female being treated as multinodular toxic goiter (based on elevation of FT4 and depression of TSH and multinodular goiter). Underwent an operation – January 2017. Intraoperative Findings: Multiple colloid adenomatous nodules and nodularly enlarged thyroid gland, bilateral 1-cm … Continue reading

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Imaging of the Neck – Ultrasound and CT Scan – Differing Results

A female with imaging of the neck done in December 2016. Ultrasound of the neck CT Scan of the Neck See the differing results. One right thyroid mass (3m), complex, on CT Scan and multiple solid nodules on both thyroid … Continue reading

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