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Thyroid Disorders

What does a benign pathology result for a thyroid nodule mean?

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  • A benign pathology result from a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) means that there is no evidence of cancer. The accuracy of a benign biopsy is usually 95 to 97%. Most patients with a benign result will not need surgery, unless the thyroid nodule is large and causing compressive problems in the neck. 
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