Papillary thyroid carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Mass lesion right lobe thyroid.


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
Published: 30th Jul 2012
Last edited: 19th Mar 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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