J Korean Soc Med Ultrasound.  1997 Mar;16(1):65-69.

Tuberculosis of the Thyroid Gland: US and CT Findings

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea.
  • 2Deartment of Pathology, College of Medicine, Wonju University, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report the ultrasonographic and CT findings of the thyroid tuberculosis. MATERIALS & METHODS: With 2 ultrasonographic and 2 CT films of 3 cases of the thyroid tuberculosis, we evaluate the ultrasonographic and CT findings to correlate the pathologic findings.
RESULTS
They are demonstrated as heterogeneous hypoechoic mass on ultrasonogram and peripheral enhancing low density abscess on CT scan.
CONCLUSION
US and CT can help the diagnosis of the thyroid tuberculosis.


MeSH Terms

Abscess
Diagnosis
Thyroid Gland*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tuberculosis*
Ultrasonography
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