I recently had a ultrasound on my thyroid and a nodule that measured 3cm 3 years ago is now measuring 5cm by 5cm. My thyroid labs are normal and the FNA I had done 3 years ago determined the nodule to be benign. The nodule is now visible on the outside and I can feel it when I swallow. It has been recommended that I have the nodule surgically removed. I was told thyroid hormone therapy would probably do nothing for a nodule this size. I just don't want to have unnecessary surgery. Do you agree with the recommendation?
If nodule is cystic, the aspiration following by PEI injection can be used; if nodule is solid and can take RAI after thyrogen [TSH] injection RAI ablation can be used, there is a risk to destroy non nodular tissue, therefore the latter procedure is not used for cold nodules.
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