A Case with Thyriod Tuberculosis Diagnosed by Non-operative Method
비수술적 방법으로 진단된 갑상선 결핵 1예
이, 동훈; 정, 희선; 이, 형숙; 김, 미정; 김, 정은; 정, 윤석; 이, 관우; 김, 현만
Journal of Korean Society of Endocrinology, 17(4):572-575, 2002
Journal of Korean Society of Endocrinology; 대한내분비학회지
Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland is extremely rare, with a few surgically removed cases having been reported. The differential diagnosis, from malignancies and other non tuberculous granulomatous lesions, is impossible clinical grounds. We experienced a case of tuberculosis of the thyroid gland with palpable thyroid nodules, in a 23 year-old female patient. She was clinical and biochemically eutyroid. US and CT scans demonstrated a low density mass in the left low lobe of the thyroid gland. An FNAB showed caseous necrosis, and AFB stains demonstrated tuberculosis bacilli. We report a case of tuberculosis of the thyroid gland, diagnosed by a non-operative method.
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