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

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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Case information

rID: 9429
Case created: 16th Apr 2010
Last edited: 21st Feb 2017
System: Head & Neck
Tag: thyroid
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