Transverse image of the isthmus with an abnormal thickened hypoechoic thyroid gland
Another transvere image of the isthmus with hypoechoic nodules
Transverse image of the left thyroid lobe with a large hypechoic mass
Another transverse image of an abnormal left thyroid lobe
Longitudinal image of the left thyroid lobe
Transvere image of the right thyroid lobe
Another transverse image of the right thyroid lobe
Longitudinal image of the right thyroid lobe.
Biopsy proved the thyroid masses to be a marginal zone lymphoma These extranodal cancers are also called mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue lymphomas,or MALT lymphomas.
This is the transverse image of another abnormal enlarged right thyroid lobe of a 43 year old female patient
Longitudinal image of the same right thyroid lobe
Transverse color doppler image of the right thyroid lobe, without increased vascularity
Longitudinal image of the inhomogeneous right thyroid lobe shows minimal vascularity
The left lobe is normal.
Although the lesion in the right lobe is solid hypoechoic and ill defined biopsy in this case proved this to be a granulomatous inflammation without any signs of malignancy