Suture granuloma

Case contributed by Dr Nikola Todorovic


Status post total thyroidectomy for papillary carcinoma. There was a growing lump in the area of the operation.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Status post total thyroidectomy.

There are two thick wall collections, bigger in the region of the isthmus area and the smaller one in the area of the right lobe. The content is thick, there is no increased vascularization, and in the smaller collection hyperechogenic content is visible.

Case Discussion

A complete excision of both lesions has been performed and the histopathology result was a granuloma around the foreign body (suture).

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Case information

rID: 55893
Published: 6th Oct 2017
Last edited: 8th Oct 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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