Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
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ISSN: 2167-7948

Johnson M

Johnson M


  • Case Report
    Tracheal Cyst Presenting as a Potential Recurrent Thyroid Malignancy
    Author(s): Burt A, Johnson M, Lydiatt W and Goldner WBurt A, Johnson M, Lydiatt W and Goldner W

    Background: Tracheal cysts are rare and usually present in children. The most common explanation for the etiology of these cysts suggests a congenital malformation due to ventral foregut folding. Tracheal cysts are typically not of great consequence to patients, however in many instances it is recommended that they be removed. Methods: A chart review of a single patient was performed. Results: A 35 year-old female with cystic fibrosis and a history of medullary thyroid cancer status post thyroidectomy and central neck dissection was found to have two hypoechoic nodules in the thyroid bed 21 months after surgery. Fine-needle biopsy showed pseudostratified ciliated epithelium in one nodule and a CT scan identified a previously absent tracheal cyst. Because the patient had undergone previous neck imaging for her .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7948.1000133

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