Issue N# 2 - 2015
Sarcoidosis of the thyroid: A case report
Authors : Vatin L, Rivière D, Podeur P, Cathelinaud O, Legodec J, Okremchouk I, Morvan JB. (Toulon)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2015;136,2:73-75.
Article published in french
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Objective: To present a case of thyroid sarcoidosis revealed by a multinodular goiter and cervical and mediastinal adenopathies. Methods: We summarize the clinical presentation of a thyroid sarcoidosis. A review of literature regarding this topic is also presented. Results: A 48-year-old woman presented dysphagia without dyspnea. Clinical and radiological explorations find a multinodular goiter with cervical and mediastinal adenopathies. The symptomatic side of the goiter and the association with adenopathies justify the surgery. Total thyroidectomy and mediastinal lymphadenectomy are processed. Histopathological examination of the thyroid reveal a goiter without malignity, a vesicular nodule, and non necrotizing granulomas consistent with sarcoidosis, as in the adenopathy. Conclusion: The interest here, is the difficulty to make the diagnostic without histopathology, between a thyroid cancer with lymphadenopathies and extrapulmonary sarcoidosis (involving thyroid and adenopathies).
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