Goiter (on chest radiograph)

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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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