The thyroid gland frequently develops nodules. These nodules are sometimes found as lumps in the neck which are either felt or seen, or are sometimes found incidentally on ultrasounds or CT scans. The nodules may be benign or cancerous. They may cause the thyroid to become overactive (a hyper functioning nodule), if they cause an excess of thyroid hormone.
The workup of thyroid nodules usually involves thyroid function tests and an ultrasound scan, plus or minus a fine needle aspirate (FNA) to determine if a nodule needs to be removed via an operation. Suren can arrange all necessary tests and will discuss appropriate surgical options, or if a nodule can be safely observed with ongoing surveillance.