A Case Report on Radiologic Findings of Thyrolipomatosis: a Rare Fat Containing Lesion diffusely Infiltrating throughout the Thyroid Gland

Authors

  • Ravinder Kumar Department of Radiodiagnosis AG-1, Geetanjali Medical Campus Manvakhera, Udaipur-313002, Rajasthan
  • Abhishek Bhargava
  • Gagan Jaiswa Department of Radiodiagnosis, Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Geetanjali University, Udaipur

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https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v5i2.18412

Abstract

A 73-year-old male presented with rapidly enlarging midline neck swelling of two months duration. Respiratory discomfort during breathing and hoarseness of voice occurred since few days. Clinical diagnosis was multinodular goitre. Sonography showed diffusely enlarged thyroid gland with altered echotexture. Multiple nodular echogenic lesions were noted in both the lobes. Unenhanced Computed tomography of the thorax and neck revealed a mass with no distinct margins and predominantly fat attenuation in both lobes of the thyroid gland. Magnetic Resonance images of the neck confirmed the fatty nature of the mass. These imaging findings signalled towards diffuse presence of mature adipose tissue inside thyroid gland which defi nes thyrolipomatosis. A near total thyroidectomy was performed and histopathological studies confirmed thyrolipomatosis in the post-operative specimen.

Journal of Kathmandu Medical College

Vol. 5, No. 2, Issue 16, Apr.-Jun., 2016

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Author Biographies

Ravinder Kumar, Department of Radiodiagnosis AG-1, Geetanjali Medical Campus Manvakhera, Udaipur-313002, Rajasthan

Associate Professor

Abhishek Bhargava

Third Year Postgraduate Student

Gagan Jaiswa, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Geetanjali University, Udaipur

Third Year Postgraduate Student (Radiodiagnosis)

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Published

2017-10-15

How to Cite

Kumar, R., Bhargava, A., & Jaiswa, G. (2017). A Case Report on Radiologic Findings of Thyrolipomatosis: a Rare Fat Containing Lesion diffusely Infiltrating throughout the Thyroid Gland. Journal of Kathmandu Medical College, 5(2), 71–73. https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v5i2.18412

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