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Swelling of thyroid gland

I am consulting you behalf of patient reports. FNAC of thyroid swelling. multiple aspirations yield colloid. MICROSCOPIC APPEARANCE : Smears examined show abundant thick colloid ,numerous macrophages and few follicular epithelial cell clusters of benign nature. IMPRESSION: 1) Features suggestive of Colloid cyst/nodular colloid goitre with cystic degeneration. 2) Negative for malignant cells. Please give us advice
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FNAC features are suggestive of simple thyroid swelling which is not a cancer. These swellings are common in general population. Only indication for undergoing surgery in such a condition is cosmetic. Otherwise this swelling can be left alone. If thyroid function tests are normal then no medicines are required. Consult nearby ENT specialist for more information
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