Multinodular goitre

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu

Presentation

70 year old lady with long standing goitre of 50 years now presenting with difficulty in breathing

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

Radiograph

Modality: X-ray

Large neck mass lesion cuffing the upper airway and extending to overlie the apices of both lungs. Areas of foca hyperdensities seen within suggestive of calcification within. 

Contrast enhanced neck CT

Modality: CT

Massive symmetric nodular enlargement of both lobes of thyroid extending from skull base caudally till the manubrium causing significant airway compression. 

Case Discussion

The word goitre (or goiter) is derived from the latin word guttur, meaning throat, and is generally referred to as an enlargement of the thyroid gland

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Case Information

rID: 18398
Case created: 4th Jul 2012
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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