The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of a large, rapidly growing, thyroid mass
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摘要The value of ultrasound in the diagnosis of a large rapidly growing thyroid mass was assessed in a study of 42 patients with a large (> 3 cm) rapidly growing (< two months) solitary mass. Haemorrhage into a thyroid nodule was present in 31 patients and thyroid malignancy in 11. Ultrasound of haemorrhage into a thyroid nodule revealed a large cystic mass in all 31 patients containing internal debris (22), septations (three), or a combination of both (six). The malignant causes of a large rapidly growing mass were lymphoma (two), anaplastic carcinoma (four) and metastasis (five). Ultrasound of these thyroid malignancies revealed a mass with a smooth, well-defined margin and strikingly low homogenous echogenicity in all cases. Patients with thyroid metastases had evidence of widespread metastatic disease elsewhere. Lymphoma was differentiated from anaplastic carcinoma on fine-needle aspiration cytology or surgical biopsy. Ultrasound was of value in differentiating between a benign haemorrhagic nodule and a malignant tumour. The various malignant tumours had similar appearances, however, and could not be distinguished on ultrasound.
著者King AD, Ahuja AT, King W, Metreweli C
期刊名稱Postgraduate Medical Journal
出版年份1997
月份7
日期1
卷號73
期次861
出版社BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP
頁次412 - 414
國際標準期刊號0032-5473
電子國際標準期刊號1469-0756
語言英式英語
關鍵詞malignancy; thyroid mass; ultrasound
Web of Science 學科類別General & Internal Medicine; Medicine, General & Internal; MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL

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