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Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology
May 2005

Radiology Quiz Case 1: Diagnosis

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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.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.