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when should nodules be removed?
i have multiple nodules.  should they be biopsied?  when should they be removed.  i currently feel like i always have something stuck in my throat.  and on the us results it says hypoechoctic what does that mean is it better for them to be hyperechotic or hypo?
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It means that if these nodules are going to grow fast, the have higher chance to be a cancerous.
Hypoechoic means:
a) the nodule reflects less of the ultrasound waves then surrounding tissue;
b) the nodule may have internal blood flow
However if nodule is less then 1 cm in diameter, it is monitored; once nodule is larger then 1 cm the biopsy is recommended for solid nodules
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http://www.aace.com/pub/pdf/guidelines/thyroid_nodules.pdf

A good technical document that has helped me understand the decision flow.  : )
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