Papillary thyroid carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Palpable lesion in the left lobe thyroid.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Another in a series of thyroid "snapshots" to illustrate imaging findings. All are biopsy proven.

Case Discussion

Do not confuse this appearance with the other cases in this series showing multiple small cysts in a lesion.  Look carefully at cases  21888 and 21891 to understand the difference.

This is completely different. This lesion has a large solid component and the cysts are large. Note the loss of the "halo" posteriorly as indicated on the annotated second image.

FNA confirmed papillary carcinoma thyroid.

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Case information

rID: 21893
Published: 24th Feb 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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