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Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology
September 2003

Radiology Quiz Case—Diagnosis

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(9):1014. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.9.1013

Thyroid goiter is a chronic, nonneoplastic enlargement of the thyroid gland that is of endemic or sporadic origin. It is an entity that commonly presents as a slow-growing mass in the neck that tends to move with swallowing because of its posterior attachment to the trachea by the lateral suspensory ligament of Berry. Oropharyngeal masses have been reported in association with lingual thyroid tissue; however, the presentation of an oropharyngeal mass originating in the thyroid gland is rare.

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