Incidental Thyroid Nodules: Benign Bump or Big Deal?

A lump on the thyroid is a common finding in both physical exams and imaging studies, but the significance varies greatly. This talk from endocrinologist Myat Han Soe, MD, MS, lays out the process of evaluation, covering essentials of the patient history, lab tests, elements of a comprehensive ultrasound exam, and how to know whether a fine needle aspirate – the most accurate way to check malignancy – is warranted. He also decodes the classification systems used in pathology reports and offers guidance on monitoring, including for lumps considered benign.

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Myat Soe, MD, MS.

Myat Soe, MD, MS

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Dr. Soe is an academic endocrinologist who cares for patients with general endocrine disorders, and endocrine neoplasia (tumors of endocrine glands) including thyroid cancers, pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma and other adrenal tumors. Soe's ...

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