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what are treatments for adenomatous goiter

By Anonymous February 12, 2016 - 12:50am
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Hi Anon

Thank you for your question!

An adenomatous goiter is a benign or non-cancerous enlargement of the thyroid gland.

Triiodothyronine (T3) is a thyroid hormone, which plays an important role in the body's control of metabolism. FT3 refers to the free or unbound portion of T3.

Thyroxine (T4 ) is the main hormone produced by the thyroid gland. FT4 refers to the free or unbound portion of T3.

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced by the pituitary gland. It tells the thyroid gland to make and release thyroid hormones into the blood.

Results can vary among laboratories and you should find the normal range listed on your lab result report.

Watchful waiting is the treatment of choice if the needle biopsy finding proves the goiter is benign.Your doctor may suggest simply watching your condition, which usually means having a physical exam and thyroid function tests at regular intervals.

Surgery is considered for people with large multinodular goiters, particularly when the goiters constrict airways, the esophagus or blood vessels. Nodules diagnosed as indeterminate or suspicious by a biopsy also need surgical removal, so they can be examined for signs of cancer.

Please talk to your doctor about your options.

In the meantime, please take a look at our Goiter Community here:


February 12, 2016 - 6:58am
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