thyroid cyst

thyroid cyst

A generic term for any lesion that has a cystic appearance by imaging (ultrasound, CT, MRI), regardless of whether it proves to be a true cyst (i.e., lined by epithelium). Thyroid cysts are common and often associated with multinodular goitre, haemorrhage (recent or old) and neoplasms.
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Should we be surprised that Chernobyl "victims" are experiencing improved health, and that thyroid cyst and nodule rates in Fukushima are lower than in other parts of Japan?
For years, Stacey Young, 27, put up with a thyroid cyst which needed regularly draining every six months as she was too worried about the prospect of an operation.
Pain and tenderness of the thyroid are most commonly caused by SAT but less frequently caused by haemorrhage into a thyroid cyst, primary or metastatic thyroid malignancy, neck abscess, Riedel's thyroiditis, radiation thyroiditis and HT (1-4,6).
The differential diagnosis of cystic cervical masses includes thyroid cyst, thymic cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst, branchial cleft cyst, bronchogenic cyst, lymphangioma and parathyroid cyst (PC) (1).
An ultrasound scan confirmed the clinical suspicion of a thyroid cyst with a volume of 2 ml (Fig.
If the nodule is filled with fluid, it suggests a thyroid cyst.
They suggest reporting such cases as "consistent with benign thyroid cyst," with a qualifier indicating that the interpretation is limited by paucity or lack of follicular cells, rather than reporting them as insufficient for diagnosis.
Most of these cases are probably misdiagnosed as hemorrhage into a thyroid cyst.
Thyrotoxicosis after needle aspiration of thyroid cyst.
In addition to abscess, the differential diagnosis of a thyroid mass includes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, subacute thyroiditis, acute suppurative thyroiditis, a solitary nodule, a thyroglossal duct cyst, a dissecting retropharyngeal abscess, a thyroid cyst, and thyroid carcinoma or adenoma.
1,3) As seen in the present case, a thyroglossal duct may originate in the thyroid and can be indistinguishable from other benign thyroid cysts.
Such thyroid cysts should be considered "essentially never malignant" and should not be biopsied, Dr.