Why It Is Done
A thyroid biopsy is done to:
- Find the cause of a lump (nodule) found in the
thyroid gland. Lumps in the thyroid gland may be found during a physical
examination or seen on a thyroid
ultrasound test or radioactive thyroid
- Find the cause of a
goiter. Symptoms of a goiter include breathing and
swallowing problems, paralyzed vocal cords, a feeling of fullness in the neck,
and weight loss.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
May 31, 2011
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