Hashimoto thyroiditis with consequent hypothyroidism

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

Presentation

Remarkable decrease of motor activities and the laboratory investigation revealed hypothyroidism.

Patient Data

Age: 42 years

Both lobes of the thyroid gland are of decreased size. The thyroid parenchyma looks abnormal and unhealthy, elicit heterogeneous echogenicity with numerous minute hypodensities within that represent tiny hypoechoic nodules. They are separated by fibrous echogenic septa. The gland parenchyma shows increased vascularity on Doppler study. No detectable masses could be seen.

Case Discussion

The laboratory investigation revealed increased thyroid autoantibodies with evidence of hypothyroidism.

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Case information

rID: 37691
Case created: 18th Jun 2015
Last edited: 27th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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