Results Of Examination Of A Lump In The Neck?
excuse me, I want to ask yesterday the results of my mother’s LAB came out r n-t3: 0.813 r n-t4: 6,380 r n-tsHs: 1,648 r that’s the point, how do you do that ?? r ndoctor recommends surgery r nProducing my mother ad neck r nWas it dangerous? ?? r nthank you
Good evening, thanks for the question
Struma or lumps in the thyroid gland can be caused by conditions of thyroid hormone disorders, iodine deficiency, infection, or malignancy.
On the results of laboratory tests on your mother's thyroid hormone TSH hormone is very high. If the doctor recommends surgery, the possible clinical symptoms present in your mother may lead to malignancy / carcinoma. Thyroid malignancy with well differentiated cells tends to be better surgically performed. Surgery is performed to take the main lump in the thyroid, check the cell type of the lump (benign / malignant), and determine the stage of the disease if it has been confirmed to be malignant. Furthermore, after surgery, therapy may be given to suppress TSH levels with medications. If after surgery and hormone therapy the residual thyroid scan still appears, radio-iodine therapy can be performed.
The increase in TSH due to iodine deficiency or mumps is benign so it does not require operative action.
Every operation will certainly have risks such as infection, bleeding, nerve disorders and so forth. But of course doctors have weighed the pros and cons based on the patient's medical indications. For that, do not hesitate to consult with a doctor who treats your mother to know more clearly the conditions they are experiencing and treatment options that can be done at this time.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah