What is a colloid thyroid nodule?
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Similarly, can a colloid nodule become cancerous?
Most nodules are cysts filled with fluid or with a stored form of thyroid hormone called colloid. Solid nodules have little fluid or colloid and are more likely to be cancerous. Still, most solid nodules are not cancer.
Additionally, what causes colloid nodules? Colloid nodular goiters are also known as endemic goiters and are usually caused by inadequate iodine in diet. They tend to occur in certain geographical areas with iodine-depleted soil, usually areas away from the sea coast.
Beside this, what is a colloid in the thyroid?
Colloid is a thyroglobulin-hormone complex that is the storage reservoir of thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland.
What causes nodules in thyroid?
The majority of thyroid nodules are caused by an overgrowth of normal thyroid tissue. The cause of this overgrowth is usually unknown, but there is a strong genetic basis. In rare cases, thyroid nodules are associated with: Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune disease that leads to hypothyroidism.