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July 1989

Obstructive Manifestations of Thyroid Lymphoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Drs Van Ruiswyk and Cerletty), and Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (Dr Cunningham).

Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(7):1575-1577. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390070097014

• We describe five cases of lymphoma of the thyroid presenting with obstructive symptoms and show some of the associated computed tomographic findings. It is important to consider the diagnosis of thyroid lymphoma when treating patients with obstructive symptoms secondary to an anterior cervical mass, since this disease can be managed nonoperatively.

(Arch Intern Med. 1989;149:1575-1577)

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