Microcalcifications in a thyroid nodule

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan


Incidental finding of thyroid nodule on CT chest.

Patient Data

Age: 20-25 years old
Gender: Female

Small bright reflectors in a hypoechoic nodule with partially-circumscribed borders. The appearance is suspicious for malignancy and fine needle aspiration (FNA) would be indicated.

Case Discussion

Microcalcifications in a thyroid nodule are a suspicious finding and are associated with malignancy in the nodule.

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Case information

rID: 52421
Published: 6th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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