A case of primary hydatidosis of the thyroid gland.

M. L. Cossu, M. Palermo, M. Coppola, E. Fais, M. Ruggiu, F. Tanda, P. Cossu Rocca, G. Noya

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A 54-year-old woman presented with an expansive mass in the anterior cervical region (front of the neck) with abscess. Laboratory tests and thyroid profile proved normal. Surgical exploration revealed a hydatid cyst in the left lobe of the thyroid gland with parasitic metastasis of the left lateral cervical lymph node chain. Postoperative examination of the nodule showed it to be a solitary primary thyroid hydatid cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Endocrinologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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