NODULAR THYROIDISM

NODULAR THYROIDISM

When Should A Thyroid Nodule Be Removed?

by W. Reid Litchfield, MD FACE | +Read More

Endocrinologists generally advocated non-surgical solutions for patients with thyroid disease. However, not every patient is able to avoid surgery. It takes experience and training to know which patient needs surgery at which time and the extent of the surgical therapy that is necessary.


What If My Thyroid Nodule Grows Larger?

by W. Reid Litchfield, MD FACE | +Read More

Size of nodules is an important consideration in patients with nodular thyroid disease. When nodules change in size, it is of potential concern. But size alone in not the only consideration in these cases.


What Are the Chances My Thyroid Nodule is Malignant?

by W. Reid Litchfield, MD FACE | +Read More

Most nodules are benign, but thyroid cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in the USA. Knowing when a nodule is suspicious and what to do about it, is the focus of this article.


Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid

by W. Reid Litchfield, MD FACE | +Read More

Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the thyroid is a powerful tool for the evaluation of thyroid nodules. It can also be used to evaluate enlarged lymph nodes in patients with a history of thyroid cancer. It can be performed safely in a few minutes in the outpatient setting.