Category Archives: Thyroid

Physical Examination, Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Diagnosis of Thyroid Disorder – Part 3 of Physical Examination

Physical Examination and Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Diagnosis of Thyroid Disorder Diagnosis is an end-of-assessment statement on condition of the human body and its part – whether normal or abnormal; if abnormal, what kind of abnormality is suspected. Diagnoses are … Continue reading

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Palpation of the Thyroid Gland – Part 2 of the Physical Examination

Palpation Palpation means putting the fingers on the neck and feeling the thyroid gland.  The first objective is to validate the findings on inspection and the second objective is to examine further the thyroid gland to gather more data that … Continue reading

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Inspection of the Thyroid Gland – Part 1 of the Physical Examination

Inspection Inspection means looking at the neck for unusual bulge at the area where the thyroid is usually located, that is, at the central neck.  This unusual bulge may suggest the presence of a thyroid disorder. One can look at … Continue reading

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Minimum Tools in Physical Examination and Physical Diagnosis of the Thyroid Gland

Physical examination of the thyroid gland entails at least inspection and palpation of the thyroid gland.  At times, auscultation of the thyroid gland may be done particularly in patients with huge diffuse enlargement of the gland wherein hyperthyroidism is suspected.  … Continue reading

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Thyroid: Colloid Adenomatous Nodule Pushing the Trachea

A 48-year-old male with a thyroid nodule noted in February 2017. This thyroid nodule suddenly increased in size 2 weeks prior to consult when he developed coughs. On physical examination, there was a left thyroid nodule about 8 to 9 … Continue reading

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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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