Intact "halo" on thyroid ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Another in a series of "snapshots" of thyroid ultrasound. All cases are FNA correlated.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

The teaching point in this case is to demonstrate what an intact halo looks like. Look at case  21888 for a comparison of an absent "halo".

This is a finding that needs to be present in all orientations of imaging around the whole lesion. Its favours benign cytology as an isolated finding.

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Case information

rID: 21891
Published: 24th Feb 2013
Last edited: 24th Jan 2016
System: Head & Neck
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