Hashimoto thyroiditis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

Painless enlargement of the thyroid, signs of hyperthyroidism.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Hypoechoic thyroid gland with coarse or "micronodular" echotexture of the gland. Color Doppler imaging reveals augmentation of the vascularity of the gland, called thyroid inferno.

Case Discussion

This case shows sonographic characteristics of Hashimoto thyroiditis. However diagnostic certainty was not established.

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