Thyroid 101: Molecular Markers Should be Done on indeterminate Nodules Before Sending You for Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery Within the past few years, several molecular tests have become available to help determine whether some nodules are...More info
Thyroid 101: What are the possible results of the nodule biopsy? Benign – This accounts for up to 70% of biopsies when using the Bethesda System (one of the most common ways that cytopathologists classify nodule biopsy specimens). The risk of...More info
Thyroid 101: What happens after the biopsy? Small needles used will prevent the need for a local anesthetic. #27 needle is still large enough bore to allow all follicles to enter without blood. The procedure is usually performed using a and no...More info
Thyroid 101: How do you do a thyroid nodular biopsy? Dr.Guttler’s comments Small needles are the best.Should use only #25or 27 needles. No suction is the best way to avoid bloody inadequates biopsies. The neck will first be cleaned with an...More info
WHAT IS A FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION BIOPSY (FNA OR FNAB) OF A THYROID NODULE? A fine needle aspiration biopsy of a thyroid nodule is a simple and safe procedure performed in the doctor’s office. Typically, the biopsy is performed under ultrasound...More info
Most medications can be continued. However, anticoagulants, also called “blood thinners”, often need to be stopped temporarily in anticipation of your thyroid biopsy. These medications can increase the risk of bleeding. It is common to receive...More info
Thyroid No Surgery Pseudo-Cancer 101: The Former “Look A Like” Papillary Cancer that is not a Cancer Now.
Thyroid No Surgery Pseudo-Cancer 101: The Former “Look A Like” Papillary Cancer that is not a Cancer Now. Dr.Guttler comments on this abstract # PSt35 below. Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features (NIFTP) accounts for a...More info
Thyroid Nodules 101: Only a Few Are Cancer The causes of thyroid nodules: 3-5 per 100 are cancer Most thyroid nodules are not cancer – 3-5 out of 100 nodules.Some are definitely benign on ultrasound.Spongiform nodule shown below are 99% benign...More info
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis 101: The number one cause of Hypothyroidism: Complications Dr.Guttler comments on this article. Other first degree relatives are at risk for hypothyroid,hyperthyroid,goiter,nodules and cancer down to 7-8 years old. Case...More info
Thyroid Cancer 101: Persistence of Thyroglobulin Antibody (TG AB ) for Years Not A Sign of Recurrence.
Thyroid Cancer 101: Persistence of Thyroglobulin Antibody (TG AB ) for Years Not A Sign of Recurrence. Martone A et al Thyroid 28(7) 2018 p.871 Dr.Guttler’s comments on this article. It takes years for the TGAB to decline in patients with...More info
Thyroid Nodule Biopsies 101: Smaller Needle and No Suction is Better to Reduce Inadequate Results. Moss WJ et al Thyroid 28(7)2018 p.857 Dr. Guttler’s comments on this article. 4500 nodules reviewed. No suction technique was superior to...More info
Thyroid Surgery 101: Less unnecessary thyroid surgery and less extent of surgery are keys to reducing damage to Parathyroid glands.
Thyroid Surgery 101: Less unnecessary thyroid surgery and less extent of surgery are keys to reducing damage to Parathyroid glands. Lobe removal spares exposing the other two glands. Cover of Thyroid 28 (7) 2018 p. 830-841 Orloff et al ATA...More info