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What is thyroid nodule?

The thyroid gland is located in the front and lower part of the neck. A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid, they are common however they are usually not diagnosed properly.

How is a thyroid nodule diagnosed?

Most of them do not present any symptoms, it is incidental in medical check-ups or in medical evaluations. Once nodules are suspected, it should be studied with an ultrasound of the neck and from there, the conduct to be followed should be regulated. Offers information about the thyroid and the neck in general.

What is an ultrasound-guided biopsy of the thyroid?

It is a simple procedure done in the office, in which very thin needles are used to remove thyroid cells from a suspicious nodule for cytological diagnosis. Local anesthesia is used, it is well tolerated and you can return to your daily activities.

How are thyroid nodules treated?

With a multidisciplinary group that is made up of a Head and Neck Surgeon, if cancer is suspected, surgical treatment will be recommended, the main goal is to eliminate the cancerous nodules and if malignancy is confirmed, the rest of the gland is removed along with lymph nodes (nodes) suspects. If surgery is not indicated, IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE FOLLOW-UP AND ULTRASOUND.

What is thyroid surgery?

It is a common surgery performed by a certified Head and Neck Surgeon. In which an incision is made in the central part of the neck of between 2 to 4 cm, it lasts approximately between an hour and a half to three hours. CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY IS USED TO IMPROVE SURGICAL PROGNOSIS.Endocrinologist.


After surgery, it is normal to put a drain to help prevent the formation of a hematoma (accumulation of blood), it is normal to notice some inflammation, as well as a sensation of anesthesia in the area. Healing varies from person to person, however, the cosmetic results are very satisfactory. In cases where the entire gland is removed, one must stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days for calcium monitoring. In cases where half is removed, you can go home the same day if there are no contraindications.
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