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for Thyroid Nodule

   
Thyroid Nodule
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
Referral is indicated for:
 - Palpable nodule
 - Abnormal cytology on Fine Needle Aspirate of non-palpable nodule
 - Solitary nodule that is "cold" on thyroid scan
 - Visible thyroid enlargement, large goiter or substernal goiter (seen on chest film)
 - Hyperthyroidism in association with palpable (hot) nodule
 - Graves' disease with contraindication to radioactive iodine treatment
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit

Lab tests: TSH and T4

Ultrasound and FNA reports if these have been done. If not, thyroid ultrasound and Fine Needle Aspiration can be done by Endocrine Surgery at time of clinic visit.

Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe 6 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Fax to 734-936-6927
Clinic Contact Information Physician: 800-962-3555
Patient: 734-936-5738
Clinic Location Sites Taubman Health Care Center
UM Consulting Physician Richard E Burney, M.D.
Mark S. Cohen, M.D.
Paul Glenn Gauger, M.D., F.A.C.S., FACE
David T. Hughes, M.D.
Barbra Sue Miller, M.D.
Revised on: 10/22/2013