Papillary thyroid cancer echocardiography or ultrasound
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Neck ultrasound may be performed to detect papillary thyroid cancer. Ultrasound imaging findings suggestive of malignant thyroid nodule include microcalcification, peripheral and coarse calcification, solid, hypoechoic nodule, locally invaded nodule, and presence of posterior acoustic shadowing.
- Ultrasound imaging is useful in the diagnosis and management of thyroid cancer. It is used for:
- In summary, ultrasound imaging findings suggestive of malignant thyroid nodule include:
- Peripheral, coarse calcification
- Solid, hypoechoic nodule
- Locally invaded nodule (more commonly seen in anaplastic thyroid cancer and primary thyroid lymphoma)
- High anteroposterior/width ratio
- Irregular nodular margin
- Adjacent suspicious lymph node with a size greater than 2 cm
- Presence of posterior acoustic shadowing
- Additionally, ultrasound imaging has been observed to be useful in the diagnosis of non-palpable lymph node metastasis when used preoperatively.
- Key ultrasound findings in papillary thyroid cancer include:
Ultrasound examples of papillary thyroid cancer
- Coquia, Stephanie F.; Chu, Linda C.; Hamper, Ulrike M. (2014). "The Role of Sonography in Thyroid Cancer". Radiologic Clinics of North America. 52 (6): 1283–1294. doi:10.1016/j.rcl.2014.07.007. ISSN 0033-8389.
- Stulak, John M. (2006). "Value of Preoperative Ultrasonography in the Surgical Management of Initial and Reoperative Papillary Thyroid Cancer". Archives of Surgery. 141 (5): 489. doi:10.1001/archsurg.141.5.489. ISSN 0004-0010.
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