Haemorrhagic thyroid cyst

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Right sided large painless swelling in neck; moves with deglutition.

Patient Data:

Age: 30-40
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

A large well defined homogenous cystic lesion in right lobe of thyroid with predominantly fluid attenuation contents.

Case Discussion:

Hemorrhagic thyroid cyst.

FNA : The specimen consists of blood and hemosiderin-laden macrophages. Rare small clusters of benign appearing follicular epithelial cells are present, but are of insufficient quantity for adequate evaluation. No malignant cells are present.

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