Aa
A
A
A
Close
Thyroid Disorders Community
26k Members
Avatar universal

Very large Thyroid tumor

I have, at least according to the US and CT tests, two fairly large tumors.  One is 4.2cm the other 6.3 cm.  The large one is displacing the trachea significantly and to a lesser degree the laraynax.  Went to a Endocrinologist who thinks there is actually one tumor albeit very large.  Apparently the mass extends down as far as the thoracic aorta; positioned in the anterior/upper mediastinal wall.   The left thyroid measures approx 9x4x4 cm


The mass is fairly solid and heterogeneous in texture.  He, the Endo, calls it a nodular goiter.  Questions that come to mind is degree of complexity of the surgery i.e can the entire mass be removed in one surgery given it's location?  The other obvious question: is it malignant? Second what kind of surgical experience can I expect and what type of recovery period should I expect?  I am a male age 66
0 Responses
Have an Answer?
Top Thyroid Answerers
649848 tn?1534637300
FL
Avatar universal
MI
1756321 tn?1547098925
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
Smoking substitute may not provide such a healthy swap, after all.
How to lower your heart attack risk.
Trying to lose weight? Grab a snack that works with your diet, not against it. Check out these delicious, slimming foods.
Trying to lose weight? Grab a snack that works with your diet, not against it. Check out these delicious, slimming foods.