Papillary thyroid carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

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Mass lesion right lobe thyroid.

Ultrasound

Solid lesion in the right lobe of the thyroid. 

Case Discussion

The loss of the thin lucent rim around a thyroid lesion is a significant finding on ultrasound. See how the mass blends in with the surrounding parenchyma just below the "A" of the caliper? It is a good indication for FNA, do not ignore this finding.

This was a confirmed papillary carcinoma thyroid.

Increasing size is an absolute indicator for sampling in a thyroid lesion regardless of the characteristics of the lesion.

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Case information

rID: 18959
Case created: 30th Jul 2012
Last edited: 19th Mar 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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