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54 Possible Causes for Abnormal Thyroid Scan, Neck Mass, Vocal Cord Paralysis

  • Toxic Nodular Goiter

    She denied any thyroid-related symptoms, including dysphagia, neck mass, palpitations, weight loss or anxiety.[] Three months later, since he had no relief of the compressive symptoms, the patient was referred to an ear-nose-throat specialist who detected vocal cord paralysis and requested[] The thyroid can become very large so that it can easily be seen as a mass in the neck.[]

  • Substernal Goiter

    In the study carried out by Cui et al. the highest rate of diagnosis was related to CXR (70%) and CT scan (96%) [ 1 ]. Chest X-ray (CXR) is abnormal in most cases [ 6 ].[] mass.[] Six patients (5%) had postoperative hoarseness, 1 had permanent vocal cord paralysis, and 19 (15%) had transient postoperative hypocalcemia.[]

  • Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

    A radioactive scan may take several hours and can be used to identify any abnormal areas in the thyroid by giving the patient a very small amount of radioactive iodine, which[] X-rays Alive with disease 10 (2 cases) 51/M Neck mass No Lung CR 131 I Alive with disease 59/M Neck mass Yes None CR 131 I Alive with disease 11 82/F Neck mass Yes Lung and[] Rare but worrisome presentations include hoarseness due to vocal cord paralysis and obstruction of the airway or esophagus.[]

  • Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

    Thyroid ultrasound (or thyroid scan) to learn about the size, number, appearance and location of any thyroid nodules and abnormal lymph nodes.[] Sixteen years later, the patient presented with left neck mass detected by ultrasound in the area of thyroid bed.[] About 30% of patients have vocal cord paralysis, and cervical metastases are palpable on examination in 40% of patients.[]

  • Hurthle Cell Carcinoma

    Although no cardiac abnormalities were found, a I-123 thyroid scan subsequently showed a solitary hypofunctioning nodule involving the middle and inferior aspects of the left[] Dysphagia, dyspnea, voice changes and an apparent mass in the neck are main findings.[] A Na 99 mTc 04 scan was negative in the thyroid region, and 99 mTc-MDP scan of the whole-body bone showed no accumulation of abnormal radioactivity.[]

  • Parathyroid Carcinoma

    However, neck ultrasound revealed no significantly abnormal thyroid or parathyroid nodules.[] Parathyroid carcinoma is a very rare endocrine malignancy, which usually presents with features of hypercalcaemia and a neck mass.[] The patient is a 57-year-old woman with long-standing right-sided vocal cord paralysis presented with a progressive 3 2 3 cm mass in the right neck.[]

  • Thyroid Lymphoma

    Lymphoma thyroid gland thyroid neoplasms biopsy, fine-needle immunophenotyping laser scanning cytometry cytopathology immunocytochemistry thyroid Statistics from[] EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Primary thyroid lymphoma should be suspected in patients with a rapidly enlarging neck mass, especially in women with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.[] The patient presented here had complete recovery of vocal cord function following radiation therapy for a large thyroid lymphoma associated with vocal cord paralysis.[]

  • De Quervain Thyroiditis

    . , AST/ALT Rare common FNA Purulent, bacteria or fungi present 100% 0 Lymphocytes, macrophages, PNMs, giant cells 0 100% 123 I uptake low Rarely 100% Abnormal thyroid scan[] A 65-year-old woman presented with a hoarse voice and an enlarging tender mass in the right side of the neck.[] A technetium-99m pertechnetate scan revealed homogeneously reduced activity in the thyroid gland.[]

  • Toxic Thyroid Adenoma

    Some physicians will also advocate carrying out a thyroid scan (to detect a hot versus cold nodule) prior to recommending surgery for a patient with abnormal thyroid cytology[] Physical examination showed a left anterior neck mass and laboratory tests revealed hypokalemia during his paralysis, and thyrotoxicosis.[] The possible complications of thyroid surgery include vocal cord paralysis and accidental removal of the parathyroid glands (located behind the thyroid gland), resulting in[]

  • Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma

    […] useful after total thyroid ablation for differentiated thyroid cancer?[] There were no cervical lymphadenopathy or neck masses.[] Rare but worrisome presentations include hoarseness due to vocal cord paralysis and obstruction of the airway or esophagus.[]

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