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Synonyms for nodule

a small node

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small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant


(mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment)

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Thyroid nodules were evaluated for location, size, margin, internal echo, evenness and calcification.
Table 1) There were four categories of benign and malignant nodules detection delineated by CEUS technique.
McDermott cited the current American Thyroid Association guidelines on the evaluation and management of thyroid nodules as "one of the most important recent developments in the field.
In this article, we describe our study of carcinoma in multinodular goiters and compare its incidence in dominant and nondominant nodules.
However, the following risk factors have been proposed: BTNs near the anterior thyroid capsule, in which the neck space on the anterior surface of the thyroid may not be as tight as on the other sides; large and mixed component nodules consisting of highly heterogenetic tissue, which may require more RF power through the use of multiple ablations, a higher maximum RFA power, and a longer ablation time.
Although these guidelines are generally applicable to solid nodules, subsolid nodules are more likely to harbor early or lower-grade adenocarcinomas, which grow more slowly.
About three-quarters of thyroid cancers in women and nearly one-half in men would not, if the nodules had been left alone and not biopsied with a needle, resulted in symptoms or death.
Radiation exposure, male, old age, nodule at young age, rapid increase in size, previous thyroid cancer, lymphadenopathy, Evidence of local invasion, vocal cord paralysis, dysphagia, firm and fixed nodules are some of the high risk factors for thyroid cancer.
Roughly 4% of nodules will be malignant, however 85% of lung cancer is diagnosed late stage, and kills more people each year than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined.
Rhizobia are recognized for their talent to carry out symbiotic nitrogen fixation by creating nodules on the roots of legumes.
The widespread implementation of the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on lung cancer screening has further expanded the number of patients in whom asymptomatic pulmonary nodules will be detected.
Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a first-line diagnostic test and cost-effective tool for the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules [1-3].
Observation is a reasonable option for managing patients with benign thyroid nodules that display initial low-suspicion ultrasound patterns.
Objective: To determine the diagnostic validity of thyroid ultrasound in differentiating between benign and malignant thyroid nodules.