12] Thyroid isotope scan using technetium detect hot or cold nodule
Role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in a cold nodule
of thyroid and its comparison with histopathology.
6b, blue line), while minimum frost flower temperatures at the cold nodule
locations decreased toward the air temperature throughout the overnight period of frost flower growth (Fig.
If the scan shows a cold nodule
, the patient should be referred for surgery.
Economic and an accurate procedure used in the diagnosis of thyroid Lesions, particularly in the presence of cold nodule
Thirteen respondents said that a dominant nodule would lead to an FNA, and 11 respondents said that a cold nodule
would be a criterion for an FNA.
A hot nodule is almost always benign however a cold nodule
requires further diagnostic evaluation.
131] I scintigraphy will show a poorly defined cold nodule
Thyroid carcinoma usually presents as a cold nodule
on nuclear medicine scans.
8%); and thyrotoxicosis with solitary cold nodule
in 4 (0.
Several small series of cold nodules
suggest that internal flow in a cold nodule
is indicative of malignancy.
A solitary third or fourth branchial cyst may be contained completely within the thyroid gland and may present as a cold nodule