ISSN: 1301-2193 E-ISSN: 1308-9846
  • Turkish Journal of
    Endocrinology and Metabolism
CASE REPORT

A Case of Cystic Echinoccosis in Thyroid Gland: A Very Rare Localisation of Echinoccosis Infection - Case Report
A Case of Cystic Echinoccosis in Thyroid Gland: A Very Rare Localisation of Echinoccosis Infection - Case Report
Makale Dili: EN
ABSTRACT

Although echinococcosis is not rare in Turkey, the location of a hydatid cyst in the thyroid is unusual. It usually presents itself as a solitary nodule, which may mimic a thyroid nodule. The routine use of aspiration cytology in the workup of cases of single thyroid nodules may complicate the further management of patients with a hydatid cyst of throid; anaphylaxis and dissemination may occur and technical difficulties may be experienced during operation. A case of echinococcal cyst of the thyroid presented as a single thyroid nodule, suspected to be a colloidal cyst, is reported.
Keywords: Thyroid nodule, echinococcosis

ÖZET

Although echinococcosis is not rare in Turkey, the location of a hydatid cyst in the thyroid is unusual. It usually presents itself as a solitary nodule, which may mimic a thyroid nodule. The routine use of aspiration cytology in the workup of cases of single thyroid nodules may complicate the further management of patients with a hydatid cyst of throid; anaphylaxis and dissemination may occur and technical difficulties may be experienced during operation. A case of echinococcal cyst of the thyroid presented as a single thyroid nodule, suspected to be a colloidal cyst, is reported.
Keywords: Thyroid nodule, echinococcosis