Asymmetric prominence of the left thyroid

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May 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm  #1294421    


What does “Asymmetric prominence of the left thyroid lobe without abnormal FDG uptake” mean…Dr still hasn’t called me back since Thursday.

May 14, 2018 at 6:59 pm  #1294423    
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Hi tammie,

An enlargement of the thyroid without FDG uptake tends to indicate, if anything, a process other than malignancy. We would defer to your local doctors on any other thyroid issues, as much more information, including your medical history and physical exams are needed to assess the scan results, and in general GRACE focuses on cancer issues.

I hope that the scan result does not indicate any significant abnormality.

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