Benign thyroid nodule

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Neck swelling on right side in thyroid region, moves with deglutition.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Right lobe of thyroid is enlarged and shows multiple discrete and conglomerate cystic lesions, with no invasive features.

Case Discussion

The fine needle aspirate of the right thyroid lobe nodule showed hemosiderin-laden macrophages and occasional clusters of benign-appearing follicular cells. The features were consistent with a benign thyroid cyst.

Conservative management is warranted unless clinical or radiologic findings indicate otherwise (eg. unabated growth, compression). 

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Case information

rID: 9414
Published: 15th Apr 2010
Last edited: 7th Jan 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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