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can a nuclear scan detect thyroid lymphoma?
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Although thyroid scanning can give a probability that a nodule is benign or malignant, it cannot truly differentiate benign or malignant nodules and usually should not be used as the only basis for recommending treatment of the nodule, including thyroid surgery
FNA and adjuncts are recommended as the first test to diagnose thyroid lymphoma, but open surgical biopsy may still be required in many cases.
Thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is the only non-surgical method which can differentiate malignant and benign nodules in most, but not all cases.

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