biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample of
tissue is removed from the
thyroid gland and looked at under a microscope for
cancer, infection, or other thyroid problems. Results from a thyroid biopsy are
usually available in a few days.
| Normal: |
The biopsy shows normal thyroid
| Abnormal: |
The biopsy sample shows thyroid disease
(such as inflammation of the thyroid gland), thyroid cancer, or a noncancerous
cyst is found at the time of a biopsy. Most cysts of
the thyroid gland are not cancerous.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
May 31, 2011
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