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.