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What is a hypoattenuating nodule of the thyroid gland

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.
I assume you had an ultrasound of the thyroid gland, correct?

This is just a description of the ultrasound results, in which a nodule was seen in the thyroid gland, that is "hypoattenuating" or darker than the rest of the thyroid gland on the scan.

This likely is a benign thyroid adenoma:

But often times if there is concern, a needle biopsy to get a sample of the tissue for pathology will be ordered.
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