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Suggest treatment for swelling in the neck when diagnosed with a benign cyst in the thyroid gland

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Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: 61 year lady with sweliing in neck, attached herewith uSG neck done,sugegst solid cyst thyroid, pls confirm exact details of this disease, prognosis, further care to be taken, will it require frequent hospitalizations/ medical care
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 13 hours later
Brief Answer:
Benign thyroid cyst

Detailed Answer:


As per The ultrasound report, you are having a benign cyst in the tgyroid gland. The thyroid function test is normal.

Thyroid cyst has to be operated if it is large in size or causing any symptoms like pressure in the neck or cosmetic reasons.

The surgery required is either total or hemithyroidectomy depending upon the gland involved.

in your case cyst is large and involves only right side, so hemithyroidectomy is required.

Surgery is safe in good hands and no frequent hospitalization is required unless there are any complications.

Take care.

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal, ENT Specialist
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