Consecutively operated patients - lesion 18 (videorecord)

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Clinical presentation. In a 46-year old woman a thyroid nodule was discovered on routine physical examination. The patient's sister had had papillary thyroid cancer. The patient was told by the first ultrasonographer that she harbors a suspicious nodule.

Palpation: a moderately firm nodule in the upper part of the right lobe.

Laboratory test: TSH 4.71 mIU/L, FT4 13.0 pM/L, aTPO 109 U/mL.

Lesion in question:

the nodule in the left lobe.