Thyroid imaging in lymphocytic thyroiditis

B. R. Paull, P. O. Alderson, B. A. Siegel, W. C. Bauer, R. G. Evens

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The thyroid radionuclide images of 51 adult patients with a histological diagnosis of either Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) were reviewed. The findings were variable but similar in the 2 groups, the most common being a multinodular pattern and the presence of hypofunctional nodules. Thyroid carcinoma was found in 2 of 41 patients with CLT and in 4 of 10 with HT. In a patient with clinical or laboratory evidence of HT and the radionuclide image finding of a cold nodule, thyroid carcinoma should be excluded by surgical biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1975


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