• A 61-year-old woman had clinical features of acute suppurative thyroiditis that was recurrent and refractory to antibiotic therapy. The diagnosis of acute suppurative thyroiditis was established by a fine-needle aspiration biopsy procedure, yielding suppurative material from which anaerobic and aerobic bacteria grew. Subsequent investigation with a barium swallow study followed by esophagoscopy and biopsy confirmed extensive esophageal carcinoma with a fistulous tract extending into the perithyroidal region.
(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:346-347)
Walfish PG, Chan JYC, Ing AD, Rosen IB. Esophageal Carcinoma Masquerading as Recurrent Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis. Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(2):346-347. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360020190032