What Does Cold Spots Mean In Thyroid Scan?

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Alternative Names

Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid


Symptoms
  • Cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarseness or changing voice
  • Loud breathing
  • Lower neck mass, often noted to be rapidly enlarging

Signs and tests

A physical examination almost always show a neck mass.

  • A CT scan or MRI of the neck may show a tumor growing from the thyroid gland.
  • A thyroid biopsy shows anaplastic cancer.
  • An examination of the airway with a fiberoptic scope (laryngoscopy) may show a paralyzed vocal cord.
  • A thyroid scan...
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