Thyroid Nodules (cont.)
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There are a variety of benign thyroid nodules such as goiters, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, thyroid cysts, and benign thyroid tumors (thyroid adenomas).
Benign Thyroid Nodules
Multinodular goiter is an overall enlargement of the thyroid gland resulting from nodules, which either contain too many normal thyroid cells (referred to as hyperplasia) and/or have been filled with extra colloid. Colloid is the protein-containing substance that normally stores thyroid hormone inside the thyroid gland.
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.
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.
Thyroid Cancer (Thyroid Carcinomas)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/21/2017
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