Hemorrhagic thyroid cyst

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


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

Patient Data

Age: 30-40 years
Gender: Female

A large, well defined, mostly homogenous cystic lesion in the 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
Published: 16th Apr 2010
Last edited: 18th Oct 2019
System: Head & Neck
Tag: thyroid
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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