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Inferior thyroid artery thrombosis: a potential mimicker of  thyroid nodule (p. 63-6)

Inferior thyroid artery thrombosis: a potential mimicker of thyroid nodule (p. 63-6)

Muammer Akyol1, Tulin Ozturk1, Hakan Kinikoglu2

1Elazığ Training and Research Hospital, Department of Radiology, Elazığ, Turkey

2Balıkesir Ataturk State Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Balıkesir, Turkey



The use of high-frequency ultrasound imaging in assessment of the neck abnormalities has led to the detection of various conditions in the general population. Inferior thyroid artery thrombosis is a very uncommon clinical condition, which might be misdiagnosed as a thyroid nodule. In this article, we present a case of a female patient who suffered from a sore throat presumably as a result of inferior thyroid artery thrombosis, which was imitating thyroid nodule. The diagnosis was made by gray-scale and color Doppler ultrasound. We aim to draw attention of physicians to this exceptionally uncommon diagnosis in onder to prevent probable biopsy. Our literature search via PubMed showed only one reported case about inferior thyroid artery thrombosis imitating a thyroid nodule.

Keywords: Inferior Thyroid Artery; Thrombosis; Thyroid Nodule; Ultrasound.


doi: 10.5455/jtomc.2016.06.069



Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.



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