Category Archives: Thyroid

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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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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