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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid Maladies - Family Practice Board Review McGraw Hill

Name drugs that can cause hypothyroidism. Lithium and Phenytoin (and sometimes Amiodarone)
Name drugs and can cause hyperthyroidism. Amiodarone and Peginterferon alpha-2A
A hot nodule on a thyroid scan is usually… Functional thyroid nodule and is usually non-malignant. It may cause hyperthyroidism.
A cold nodule on a thyroid scan is usually… A nonfunctional thyroid nodule and is either and adenoma or a malignancy.
What is a tumor marker for thyroid cancer? Thyroglobulin
Which thyroid cancer is associated with MEN II? Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid
What is the most common thyroid cancer? Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid
What is the general treatment of a papillary carcinoma of the thyroid? 1. After fine needle aspiration and tissue diagnosis is evidence, a 2. CT neck with contrast. 3. Surgery - remove the thyroid gland 4. Radiotherapy w/ iodine 131 for metastatic disease. 5. Suppression of TSH w/ thyroxine - suppress TSH completely.
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