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1

Most thyroid nodules are benign/malignant

benign

2

Most common cause of thyroid nodules...

Hashimotos

3

4 types of thyroid CA...

Papillary (most common and most curable), Follicular (similar to papillary), Medullary (increase calcitonin), Aplastic (lethal/terminal, most rare)

4

Malignant thyroid nodules have what 4 characteristics?

Solitary, hard, irregular, fixed ("SHIF" i have thyroid CA!)

5

4 risk factors for thyroid CA...

radiation exposure as a child
rapid growth of nodule
hoarseness, dysphagia, paralysis of vocal cords
FHx of thyroid CA

6

Bx a thyroid nodule if it is ____, ____, or there is ____

> or = 1-1.5 cm, > 0.5 cm w/ suspicious findings, cervical lymphadenopathy

7

Tx cancerous thyroid nodules w/...

thyroidectomy

8

RAIU only if TSH is high/normal/low

low TSH

9

RAIU: hot = ____, warm = _____, cold = ____

hot = rarely CA
warm = some iodine uptake
cold= no uptake

10

Benign nodules should be monitored how often in what two ways?

annually with US and TSH