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Is it cancer? Evaluation of the body wall structures

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Is it cancer?
Evaluation of the body wall structures demonstrates partially visualized T2
hyperintense 1.2 cm sized lesion in left thyroid lobe. This may not be
completely visualized, and follow-up thyroid ultrasound is recommended.
Nodules: 1.4 x 1.0 x 1.1 cm predominately solid nodule in the inferior left
lobe which contains punctate calcifications and demonstrates internal
vascularity.
Cervical lymphadenopathy: No abnormal lymph nodes in the imaged portions of
the neck.
Preliminary scanning was performed. A 1.9 cm nodule with internal
calcification and vascularity in the lower 3rd of the left lobe was
identified.
A lateral approach was chosen. The area was prepped and draped in sterile
fashion and infiltrated with buffered 1% lidocaine. 3 passes were performed
with a 22 gauge Chiba needle. Specimens were given directly to the pathology
assistant. On the 2nd pass, the contents were placed in a separate vial for
possible molecular analysis.
FINDINGS:
1.9 x 1.1 cm hypoechoic nodule in the inferior 3rd of the left lobe is noted.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 4 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 4 months ago.

how can I help?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** results from an MRI (breast), US, and FNA.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 4 months ago.

what did the biposy show?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
This is the biopsy results.Preliminary scanning was performed. A 1.9 cm nodule with internal
calcification and vascularity in the lower 3rd of the left lobe was
identified.A lateral approach was chosen. The area was prepped and draped in sterile
fashion and infiltrated with buffered 1% lidocaine. 3 passes were performed
with a 22 gauge Chiba needle. Specimens were given directly to the pathology
assistant. On the 2nd pass, the contents were placed in a separate vial for
possible molecular analysis.FINDINGS:
1.9 x 1.1 cm hypoechoic nodule in the inferior 3rd of the left lobe is noted.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 4 months ago.

that is just the report of the biopsy

not the results

you need the final path report

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I do not have
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 4 months ago.

I can't give you any more info then

Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 months ago.
Hello and welcome to JA. You will not know if this is a malignancy until you have the results of the pathology report. This is why you had the biopsy. A pathologist will examine the tissue from the biopsy and determine if it is malignant or benign. What you are providing is the procedural report and not the pathology report.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
But based on the findings, microcalllcifications, hypoechoic, etc. What's your thoughts?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 months ago.
Risk of cancer is highest in solitary nodules over 1 cm with macrocalcification and vascularity so unfortunately the chances of malignancy are quite high.