Papillary thyroid carcinoma

Case contributed by Melbourne Uni Radiology Masters


Neck mass.

Patient Data

Age: 43-year-old
Gender: Female


22 mm left lobe thyroid nodule containing small and large foci of calcification and with numerous small cystic spaces consistent with papillary carcinoma. Immediately adjacent to the upper pole of the left lobe An adjacent to the carotid sheath, there is a single lymph node which has slightly irregular hypoechoic cortex. The significance of this is equivocal, but because of the slight variation in cortical width an FNA of part of this was performed with 25 gauge needle ( 2 passes ). 

Case Discussion

Biopsy confirmed a papillary thyroid cancer.

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Case information

rID: 38961
Published: 25th Aug 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Tag: rmh
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