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Thyroid Adenoma

A thyroid adenoma is a benign tumor of the thyroid. It is distinguished from a multinodular goiter of thyroid in that an adenoma is typically solitary and is a neoplasm from a genetic mutation. A multinodular goiter is usually thought to result from a hyperplastic response of the entire thyroid gland to a stimulus such as iodine deficiency.

Most thyroid adenomas can be managed under close supervision with regular monitoring. There are situations where the nodules or adenomas may become enlarged and surgery is required.