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Clinical Problem Solving
April 2014

Bilateral Thyroid Nodules

Author Affiliations
  • 1New York–Presbyterian/Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
  • 2Weill Cornell Medical College, New York–Presbyterian Hospital, New York
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(4):381-382. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.6712

A woman in her 60s presented with bilateral thyroid nodules discovered by her endocrinologist 2 weeks prior to being referred to an otolaryngologist. Her medical history was remarkable for hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, depression, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. She had a history of smoking but quit in 1998. She had throat discomfort and coughing episodes but denied any fevers, chills, dysphagia, odynophagia, constitutional symptoms, and previous radiation exposure.

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