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Keimyung Medical Journal 2016;35(1):79-84.
Published online June 22, 2016.
Thyroid Tuberculosis Diagnosis by Core Needle Biopsy Associated with Lymph Node Enlargement.
Kyoung Sun Park, Kwang Min Kim, Nam Yeol Cho, Shin Hee Lee, Yu Ah Choi, Mi Seon Lee
1Department of Internal Medicine, Sun General Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. opensound1@naver.com
2Department of Pathology, Sun General Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
Abstract
Tuberculosis of thyroid gland is rare. We experienced a case of tuberculosis of the thyroid gland with contralateral lymph node enlargement in a 45-year-old female patient. She had no clinical respiratory symptom and no weight change. Thyroid sonography demonstrated 5.4 × 3.8 mm sized round low echogenic mass on lower pole of left thyroid gland and right cervical lymph node enlargement. Core needle biopsy of thyroid showed epithelioid chronic granuloma in the caseous necrosis. She was administrered anti-tuberculosis therapy for 24 weeks. After medication, thyroid sonographic finding improved and thyroid mass and right cervical lymph node enlargement disappeared.
Key Words: Lymph nodes, Thyroid gland, Tuberculosis
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