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Thyroid Nodules - Should I Rebiopsy?

11/07/2011

Question:

I noticed a painful firm nodule on right side of my neck 3 weeks back. Ultrasound confirmed it to be a thyroid nodule. I had neck pain, painful swallowing. Needle aspiration showed granulomas. Now there`s another one on the left side, mildly tender, firm. I have had submandibular and upper cervical lymphadenopathy for the past 2 years or so my physician has asked for a thyroid scan. Do I need to get the nodes and lymph nodes rebiopsied?

Answer:

Would recommend referral to endocrinologist for any additional testing and treatment.

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Response by:

Jeffrey J Sussman, MD Jeffrey J Sussman, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati