Papillary thyroid carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Coincidental finding on CT neck. Ultrasound suggested.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


8 x 11 mm small solid lesion in the left lobe of the thyroid. Just one or two calcifications also present. The teaching point ("snapshot" ) is the fact that the lesion does not have a halo around it. The lesion is ragged and in places the differentiation between lesion and parenchyma is not possible.

Case Discussion

Another "snapshot" of biopsy-confirmed thyroid imaging. Confirmed 11 mm papillary carcinoma left lobe thyroid. Even though the lesion is on the 10 mm cut-off for FNAC, the absent halo makes a compelling case to intervene.

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Case information

rID: 21892
Published: 24th Feb 2013
Last edited: 24th Apr 2021
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