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I am a 44 year old female with a history a history of

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Hello, I am a 44 year old female with a history a history of papillary thyroid carcinoma Follicular variant. I had a left then right hemi, thyroidectomy in July and then October of 2010. I had no radioactive iodine ablation. Since then I have had routine ultrasound surveillance, serum thryroglobulin measurements and routine TSH, T4, T3 ,etc. My thryglobulin levels have remained undetectable or close to at 0.3 ug/L My TSH has fluctuated but mostly hovered at the 0.09 hyperthyroid range.
My ultrasounds have been clear except for a tiny node in the left thyroid bed which has remained unchanged for over two years. Concerningly, however, in January of this year I had a clear ultrasound. Over the last six weeks, however, I found a lump in my neck which was confirmed by my endo and ultrasound to be a multiseptated cystic lesion in the upper left paracentral neck of palpable concern measuring 2.4x0.6x1.6 c.m not clearly demonstrated on multiple prior evaluations of the neck. So I had a biopsy.
Here is my question: Thyroglobulin, Body Fluid (FNA) results are 5.3 (There is no unit measurement) (This is ucsf)
What are these results indicative of? I have my suspicions. My endo is away and these results were released without explantation. Thanks.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.


Where is the path report?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
That's all that's come back. I know the requisition was looking for this marker specifically. The biopsy was very low yield. ( cells) But I'm told nothing looked suspicious on first glance. I had two negative biopsies prior to my positive ca diagnosis.
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.

I see no results here.

5.3 without a unit is not a result.

If there is nothing suspicious at first glance, then you are waiting on a final report correct?