Goiter (on chest radiograph)

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

Left sided mediastinal mass with the trachea effaced and displaced to the right.

Lungs clear.

Case Discussion

Thyroid goiters are one of the commonest incidental observations on chest radiographs.

This example nicely illustrates the mass effect on the trachea.

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