R. NICKBRYANMDPATRICIA A.HUDGINSMD
The literature reports a large number of vascular alterations, both benign and malignant, in the thyroid gland. Primary hemangioma is a benign vascular malformation that infrequently affects the thyroid. Five cases have previously been reported.1- 4 Involvement of the thyroid in multiple hemangiomas of the body has also been reported. With the introduction and routine use of fine-needle aspiration as a diagnostic procedure, there has been an increase in vascular acquired pseudomalformations of the thyroid,5,6 which result from a vascular proliferation in an organized hematoma caused at the time of the test.
Radiology Quiz Case 1: Diagnosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131(5):463. doi:10.1001/archotol.131.5.463-a