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US and CT findings of tuberculosis of the thyroid: three case reports

  • Byung-Chul Kang
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mokdong Hospital, Ewha University College of Medicine, Medical Research Center, #911-1, Mok-dong, Yangcheon-ku, Seoul 158-710, South Korea
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  • Sun-Wha Lee
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mokdong Hospital, Ewha University College of Medicine, Medical Research Center, #911-1, Mok-dong, Yangcheon-ku, Seoul 158-710, South Korea
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  • Sung-Shin Shim
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mokdong Hospital, Ewha University College of Medicine, Medical Research Center, #911-1, Mok-dong, Yangcheon-ku, Seoul 158-710, South Korea
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  • Hye-Young Choi
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mokdong Hospital, Ewha University College of Medicine, Medical Research Center, #911-1, Mok-dong, Yangcheon-ku, Seoul 158-710, South Korea
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  • Seung-Yon Baek
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mokdong Hospital, Ewha University College of Medicine, Medical Research Center, #911-1, Mok-dong, Yangcheon-ku, Seoul 158-710, South Korea
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  • Young-Jin Cheon
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mokdong Hospital, Ewha University College of Medicine, #911-1, Mok-dong, Yangcheon-ku, Seoul 158-710, South Korea
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      Abstract

      With two ultrasonographic and two CT films of three cases of thyroid tuberculosis, we evaluate the ultrasonographic and CT findings and correlate them with the pathologic findings. They are demonstrated as heterogeneous hypoechoic mass on ultrasonogram and peripheral-enhancing low-density abscess on CT scan with regional lymphadenopathy. Ultrasonography (US) and CT can help the diagnosis of thyroid tuberculosis.

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