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Is there a difference between a complex nodule and a complex cystic nodule?  I know complex means both solid and cystic.  My friend's ultrasound call it a complex cystic nodule.  Thanks.
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The meaning is the same: cyst ith some solid materials floating inside
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Where does heterogenius come into play .. is that the same?

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Cystic means that it is fluid filled and can be drained however there may be some solid components.. Hetero means different types where as homogenous or homo means the same. Hope this helps.
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I didn't see her report. This friend is going through so much right now and they found this nodule by accident.  She was just treated for a brain annurysm (SP?) NOw her sonogram report shows a solitary complex cystic nodule. I pray it isn't cancer.  Mine was solitary, dominant complex nodule.  I was hoping with the word cystic thrown in there, it might be good news.  Semantics.
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If you can, ask her the size of the nodule.

I'm guessing that, in light of her aneurysm, that surgery is not an option right now.  She will probably be a candidate for "suppression therapy" with thyroid hormones *carefully* controlled to watch her blood pressure.

Like they say, this is a slow growing cancer (if it even *is* cancer) so there is time for her and her doctors to watch the nodule.

It's tough when you've been there, isn't it.  :-(

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If the nodule is benign, the ethanol injection can reduce its size.
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