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Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology
May 2005

Radiology Quiz Case 1: Diagnosis

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R. NICKBRYANMDPATRICIA A.HUDGINSMD

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131(5):463. doi:10.1001/archotol.131.5.463-a

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.14 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.

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