Thyroid nodules are strong or liquid filled protuberances that shape inside of your thyroid, a little organ situated at the base of your neck, simply over your breastbone. Some thyroid nodules, however, may become large enough to be visible or make it difficult to swallow or breathe. The symptoms included are be felt, be seen, often as a swelling at the base of your neck, press on your windpipe or esophagus, causing shortness of breath or difficulty swallowing.
Diagnosis includes Physical exam, Thyroid function tests, Ultrasonography, Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, Thyroid scan. There are several treatment options are Watchful waiting, Thyroid hormone suppression therapy, Surgery.
The rate of tumour growth in fourteen patients with 27 nodules (<20 mm) followed up for 20 months or more. There were 12 benign nodules followed up for 38 months (range 20-84).