Thyroid Nodules 101: Just like Real Estate Location,Location,Location.

Thyroid Nodules 101: Just like Real Estate Location,Location,Location.

Thyroid Nodules 101: Just like Real Estate Location,Location,Location.

Thyroid Nodules 101: Just like Real Estate Location,Location,Location.

 

DR.Guttler’s Comments:

  1. The thyroid nodule location within the thyroid gland can be a predictor of a thyroid cancer nodule.
  2. Zhang F et al in Endo Practice 25(2) 2019 p.131 looked at 220 patients with thyroid nodules.
  3. 86 % females’, nodules were evenly seen in both right and left lobes, 4 % in the isthmus.
  4. 80 % were in the lower poles of the thyroid gland.
  5. 10% in the upper poles. 40% had multiple nodules.
  6. 14/220 or 7%  were cancer.
  7. Upper pole nodules had higher number of cancers  22% compared to lower poles 5%.
  8. Cancer was 4 times more likely in an upper pole nodule.
  9. Also the rare medullary thyroid cancer originates in C cells that are located in the top 1/3 of the lobes.
  10. Call me for a consultation at 310-393-8860 or protonmail.com.
  11. Dr.G.
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