August 2013

Abnormal thyroid gland

Clinical Info

Palpable mass in the neck.

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Abnormal thyroid gland

Transverse image of a diffusely abnormal thyroid gland
Transverse image of a diffusely abnormal thyroid gland
Transverse image of the abnormal right thyroid lobe
Transverse image of the abnormal right thyroid lobe
Transverse image of the abnormal left thyroid gland
Transverse image of the abnormal left thyroid gland
Longitudinal image of the left thyroid lobe
Longitudinal image of the left thyroid lobe
Longitudinal image of the right thyroid lobe
Longitudinal image of the right thyroid lobe
There are also abnormal enlarged lymph nodes
There are also abnormal enlarged lymph nodes
Transverse image of the abnormal lymph nodes
Transverse image of the abnormal lymph nodes
Transverse image of the abnormal thyroid gland of another patient a 55 year old female who came with a mass on the left side of the neck
Transverse image of the abnormal thyroid gland of another patient a 55 year old female who came with a mass on the left side of the neck
Another transverse image of the thyroid gland of the same patient. Only the left lobe is abnormal
Another transverse image of the thyroid gland of the same patient. Only the left lobe is abnormal
Longitudinal image of the abnormal left lobe
Longitudinal image of the abnormal left lobe
Transverse image of a mass around the carotid artery
Transverse image of a mass around the carotid artery
Longitudinal image of the mass around the carotid artery
Longitudinal image of the mass around the carotid artery
Enlarged lymph nodes in the same patient
Enlarged lymph nodes in the same patient
Abnormal lymph nodes
Abnormal lymph nodes

Conclusion

The first patient had a large cell B lymphoma of the thyroid gland and enlarged lymph nodes The second had a Hodgkins disease of the nodular sclerosing type with abnormal lymph nodes and infiltration of the left thyroid lobe. Always think of the possibility of a malignant lymphoma in cases of an abnormal thyroid gland. See also Case of the Month - October 2011.


Details

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 80

Created with

  • Hitachi Ultrasound System