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Thyroid Nodules (cont.)

Thyroid Cyst

Commonly caused by a nodule which is bleeding or degenerating (breaking down), these blood or colloid-filled nodules can be associated with thyroid pain.

Benign Thyroid Tumors (Thyroid Adenomas)

Thyroid adenomas are benign abnormal growths of tissue in the thyroid gland. They are generally classified as follicular or papillary.

  • Follicular adenomas are the most common type of tumors (adenomas). Cell types of follicular tumors include fetal, colloid, atypical, and Hurthle.
  • Papillary adenomas are the least common type of thyroid tumor or adenoma.

Malignant Thyroid Nodules

There are several types of thyroid cancer. At times, thyroid cancer is metastatic cancer (secondary cancer) that has come from other organs in the body that are primary cancers.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2015

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