In simple terms means its structure is not reflecting ultrasound waves in same manner, some areas reflecting more, some area is reflecting less.
The ultrasound should indicate if the nodule has evidence of vascularity and if it has well defined borders (this will help in nodule diagnostics). If nodule is isoechogenic , as a general rule the chances for malignancy is 5%. As a modern rule all nodules larger then 1 cm must be biopsed; benign nodules larger then 3 cm are subject to ablation or removal.
The high TPO AB level indicates autoimmune condition, possible Hashimoto’s disease
I had an appointment with the endocrinologist Monday. Thyroid was enlarged. He did an ultrasound which showed multiply nodules on the right side that were at the need to monitor stage and one on the left side that had a reading of 1.6 cm. He said he needed to do a needle biopsy on the 1.6 cm which is schedule for today. He did indicate that there is only a 5% chance of malignancy. He believes I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Don't know how this will all play out in the end, but will take it one step at a time.
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