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Thyroid nodule by Ahmad.H Posted Sat 25 Sep 2010 12:00am Hello, Today's topic will be about "Thyroid nodule". First let me give a brief introduction about the thyroid gland.  The thyroid gland is the biggest gland in the neck. It's function is to secrete hormones responsible for regulating the body's metabolism. It is situated in the front of the neck, below the larynx. The gland consists of tw ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule, and the Negative Long Term Effe by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had symptoms of hyperthyroidism, and was diagnosed with a single toxic nodule by thyroid uptake and scan. The endocrinologist in Berlin referred her to a surgeon, who did a lobectomy re ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule, and the Negative Long Term Effe by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had symptoms of hyperthyroidism, and was diagnosed with a single toxic nodule by thyroid uptake and scan. The endocrinologist in Berlin referred her to a surgeon, who did a lobectomy ... Read on »
Surgery for Benign Thyroid Cystic Nodules? Not Anymore! There is a New Medical Treatment Using Injection of Alcohol call PEI by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 42 year old female with a large visible mass on the right thyroid lobe. She had local symptoms and did not like the looks of the mass, as it distorted her thin neck. Her thyroid tests were normal, but a complex cyst was seen in the right lobe on ultrasound. An FNA and drainage of the cyst fluid was done. The free hand FNA done without ultrasound ... Read on »
Surgery for Benign Thyroid Cystic Nodules? Not Anymore! There is a New Medical Treatment Using Injection of Alcohol call PEI by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm 42 year old female with a large visible mass on the right thyroid lobe. She had local symptoms and did not like the looks of the mass, as it distorted her thin neck. Her thyroid tests were normal, but a complex cyst was seen in the right lobe on ultrasound. An FNA and drainage of the cyst fluid was done. The free hand FNA done without ultrasou ... Read on »
What if My Primary Physician Tells Me I have a Single Thyroid Nodule? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 3 Comments First of all do not panic. 31% of the time the palpation is NOT accurate. 16% of the time there is no nodule at all! The referral to the radiologist for an USGFNA may result in a biopsy even if there is no nodule present, as they are only doing what the physician orders. Ask for a referral to an endocrinologist that does their own high frequency ... Read on »
Thyroid Nodule Therapy in Patients with Insulin Resistance by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm Recent studies have shown that patients with high levels of insulin seen in obesity, diabetes, and in thin patients with insulin resistance have a larger thyroid gland by volume studies by ultrasound, and have a significant increased number of nodules.Thyroid vol.18(4),461-164 2008. Obese and non-obese patients with insulin resistance had increa ... Read on »
Calcitonin Measurement in All New Thyroid Nodules by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm Is Calcitonin screening of all thyroid nodules cost Effective? A recent study by Cheung and associates in the JCEM 93:2173-2180,2008, suggests it is worth the expense. They found it was comparable to screening with TSH,colonoscopy,and mammography. Two groups were studied. One following the guidelines for nodule evaluation by the American thyroid ... Read on »
Thyroid Nodules Should Be Examined by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Jun 2010 12:00am Thyroid nodules – or abnormal growths on the thyroid gland – are quite common, with the rates of thyroid cancer growing, a leading expert told physicians last week. Kenneth D. Burman, M.D. , chief of the Endocrine Section at Washington Hospital Center and professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University, presented at Sinai ... Read on »
Lobectomy for a Large Benign Thyroid Nodule? Second Opinion Saved the Day by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Tue 09 Nov 2010 12:00am 50 Y/O female for second opinion on a referral for a lobectomy for a very large thyroid nodule. The FNA of the nodule was benign, but because of the size her endocrinologists referred her for surgery. The ultrasound described two small insignificant nodules 7 mm each in the opposite lobe. My evaluation revealed a major historical finding not kno ... Read on »