What are thyroid nodules?

What are thyroid nodules?

Thyroid nodules are basically rounded or irregular lumps inside the thyroid gland.
The thyroid gland is a gland that is in the neck, on both sides of the neck,, and it overlaps the windpipe.

Thyroid Nodule explained by Doctor Pradyumna Reddy

This thyroid gland, as you grow in age, develops small, tiny nodules. These can be cancerous or noncancerous in nature.
They can be sub-centimetric to a few centimetres in size and can protrude from your neck, causing cosmetic concerns.

But, most of these nodules are benign in nature, that is non-cancerous.
About 60 to 65% of the general population has thyroid nodules of various sizes and are not worrisome most of the time. These are commonly seen in women.

  • What are the treatment modalities?
  • How do you treat these thyroid nodules?

Normally we get a thyroidectomy wherein a surgeon goes in and removes a part of the thyroid with the nodule.

But nowadays, the latest technology like radio frequency ablation, alochol ablation and microwave ablation can be done for these nodules .

An Interventional radiologist under ultrasound guidance puts a needle into the thyroid gland into the nodule and ablates the nodule( burns the nodule). When u burn the nodule, it slowly and steadily goes down in size over a few months. You don’t need to get a surgery for this anymore.

The advantages of these ablation techniques are

  • there is no cut,
  • there is no scar,
  • there is no suture and
  • you get discharged by the end of the day.

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