The Thyroid Region
The thyroid gland is known as an endocrine gland that helps regulate your body's metabolism. The gland is located in your lower neck just above your clavicles in the midline. The thyroid gland may either be hyperactive which means is producing too much of its hormone or it might be hypoactive which is producing not enough of the hormone. Many conditions of the thyroid gland can be treated with various medications to improve its functionality. Sometimes nodules or abnormal growth can occur within the gland.
The majority of nodules are completely benign and do not require removal. If the nodules become excessively large, or have abnormal appearance under x-ray modalities, a biopsy may be necessary. Depending on these results the thyroid gland sometimes needs to be removed either partially or totally. The doctors at Queen City Ear, Nose, and Throat are excellent surgeons that perform these types of procedures.