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Thyroid Nodule

A small circumscribed mass in the THYROID GLAND that can be of neoplastic growth or non-neoplastic abnormality. It lacks a well-defined capsule or glandular architecture. Thyroid nodules are often benign but can be malignant. The growth of nodules can lead to a multinodular goiter (GOITER, NODULAR).

Year introduced: 1992

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Tree Number(s): C04.588.322.894.800, C04.588.443.915.800, C19.344.894.800, C19.874.788.800

MeSH Unique ID: D016606

Entry Terms:

  • Nodule, Thyroid
  • Nodules, Thyroid
  • Thyroid Nodules

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