Anjala Tess

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Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer

I. Problem/Condition. Thyroid nodules are small circumscribed masses found in the thyroid gland. Nodules are formed from unchecked growth of thyroid epithelial cells or medullary cells. The clinical signficance of thyroid nodules includes the possibility of cancer (approximately 5%), thyroid dysfunction, and in rare circumstances, development of local compression of structures in the neck. Growth…

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