solitary nodule


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solitary nodule

An isolated nodule of lymphatic tissue such as occurs in mucous membranes.
See also: nodule
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Others occurred as solitary nodules, most of which had ill-defined boundaries with lobulations and sparse short spikes, misleading physicians to presumptively diagnose lung cancers.
Ultrasonographically, solitary nodule was detected in 54 patients, multiple nodules in 164 patients and solely thyroiditis in 6 patients.
Of the exposed workers, five showed normal-sized thyroid glands with solitary nodules. Among the control group, two had diffuse thyroid parenchymal disease and one with a small solitary nodule (Table 2).
Subsequently, a CT scan of the thorax and abdomen showed a 2 cm, hyper-vascular, solitary nodule at the anterior mediastinum, at the level of the anterior aspect of the ascending aorta (Figure 1).
The 73 patients presented with diffuse enlargement of thyroid, 34 patients with uneven enlargement, and 03 patients with solitary nodule. Table 1 shows detailed correlation of nature of goiter, thyroid function test, and anti-TPO antibodies in 110 patients of thyroiditis.
Colloid goiter in a solitary nodule was diagnosed in 20.40% of cases on USG of thyroid [Table 1].
It presents as either a solitary nodule or a diffuse process.
A solitary nodule occurring at the tip of the tongue in a child may be a retention cyst, a benign tumor like rhabdomyoma or granular cell tumor or a malignant tumor like lymphoma, PNET or Rhabdomyosarcoma.
(6) A suppressed level (<0.5 [micro]IU/mL) is found in about 10% of patients with a solitary nodule (9); it significantly decreases the likelihood of thyroid malignancy (10) and should redirect efforts toward uncovering a nonmalignant cause of hyperactivity.
Biopsy critera adapted from SRU Consensus Guidelines for US-guided FNA of thyroid nodules >1cm (19) US feature Nodule size Solitary nodule Microcalcifications [greater than or equal to]1 cm Solid (or almost entirely) [greater than or equal to]1.5 cm or coarse calcification Mixed solid and cystic or [greater than or equal to] 2 cm almost entirely cystic with a solid mural component Substantial growth since prior US Presence of abnormal lymph nodes Almost entirely cystic and none of above findings and no substantial growth or no prior US Diffusely enlarged gland with multiple nodules of similar US appearance Multiple nodules Consider FNA of [greater than or equal to]1, with selection prioritized on basis of criteria listed above * US feature Biopsy?
Multinodular goitre/ colloid goitre was the most common USG findings (25%) followed by thyroiditis (24%), solitary nodule (22%), adenomatous nodule (09%), cystic lesion (17%) and neoplasm (03%).