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Descriptor English:   Thyroid Nodule 
Descriptor Spanish:   Nódulo Tiroideo 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide 
Synonyms English:   Nodule, Thyroid
Nodules, Thyroid
Thyroid Nodules  
Tree Number:   C04.588.322.894.800
C04.588.443.915.800
C19.344.894.800
C19.874.788.800
Definition English:   A small circumscribed mass in the THYROID GLAND that can be of neoplastic growth or non-neoplastic abnormality. It lacks a well-defined capsule or glandular architecture. Thyroid nodules are often benign but can be malignant. The growth of nodules can lead to a multinodular goiter (GOITER, NODULAR). 
See Related English:   Goiter, Nodular
 
History Note English:   92 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BS blood supply BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid CI chemically induced
CH chemistry CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SE secretion SU surgery
TH therapy UL ultrastructure
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   29779 
Unique Identifier:   D016606 

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