Huge colloid node

Case contributed by Dr Nikola Todorovic


Slowly growing lump on the right side of the neck for years. Currently, mild difficulty breathing.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

There is a huge ovoid heterogenous, mostly isoechogenic node in the right lobe of the thyroid gland. It measures approximately 70 x 35 mm, has zones of cystic and colloid degeneration, and also a small calcification. The vascularity is moderately increased in the periphery of the node.

Case Discussion

This patient had a palpable, growing mass on the right side of her neck, without having it examined for years. She underwent biopsy, with results confirming a colloid node.

The surgeon decided to perform lobectomy anyway, with histopathology reconfirming a colloid node.

This particular node could be classified as a TIRADS 4 node.

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Case information

rID: 56046
Published: 7th Oct 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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