Avatar universal

Thyroid Mass

I am a 31 year old female, I got this Thyroid mass biopsied back in 06. I do not have insurance and can not afford to have it removed. But, I have been worried about it lately. I was just wondering if someone could help me understand my results? Thank you!

Numerous follicular cells, many forming microfollicles, few macrophages and colloid consistent with a follicular neoplasm.
This is a very cellular cytology, suggestive of a follicular neoplasm.

It was negative for malignancy and was satisfactory.
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
Follicular neoplasm is the hardest diagnostic dilemma because the cells are the same in follicular adenoma [benign] and follicular variant of papillary carcinoma malignant.
The person who reviewed your first pathology report favored benign lesion [follicular adenoma]
The better conlusion, core biopsy is sugested so the sample of TISSUE will be obtained instead of loose cells
THE PATTERN of the cells arrangement in the TISSUE can show the difference between benign nodule and a cancer.
If nodule is well encaplsulated, is stable in size and the lymph nodes are not swollen, in most but not all cases suggested benign lesion.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thank you for your insight. I am just scared because I have not gotten this out. And, it has been almost 3 years.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Thyroid Disorders Community

Top Thyroid Answerers
649848 tn?1534633700
Avatar universal
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about radiation exposure
Endocrinologist Mark Lupo, MD, answers 10 questions about thyroid disorders and how to treat them
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.