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Endocrine Surgery

Treatments for Benign Conditions

Surgeon John Budd in theatre

Surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid gland may be carried out because of hyperthyroidism or goitre (large swelling of the thyroid gland).

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Thyroid nodules

Ultrasound image of a thyroid nodule

A lump arising on the thyroid gland is called a thyroid nodule which will usually present as a lump in the lower neck.

The vast majority of solitary or dominant thyroid nodules are benign, but all will need full assessment in the combined endocrine clinic. This will involve a clinical examination, a fine needle aspiration (FNA) and often an ultrasound scan of the neck.

Suspicious or symptomatic nodules will require thyroid surgery

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