Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2012;31(1): 23-26.
Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Presenting as a Predominantly Cystic Mass on Ultrasonography: A Case Report.
Ja Young Kim, Jun Jeong Choi, Ah Hyun Kim, Hee Jung Moon, Eun Kyung Kim, Jin Young Kwak, Myung Hyun Kim
1Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
3Department of Radiology, Gangnam MizMedi Hospital, Seoul, Korea. 2000milly@hanmail.net
  Published online: March 26, 2012.
ABSTRACT
Most medullary thyroid carcinomas show suspicious malignant features such as hypoechogenicity, a spiculated margin and/or intranodular calcifications, which are well known features of papillary carcinoma. We report here on a case of medullary carcinoma that was seen as a predominantly cystic thyroid mass on ultrasonography. This type of case is not common in the literature and we discuss the way to diagnose a medullary thyroid carcinoma.
Keywords: Medullary thyroid carcinoma; Ultrasonography; Neck
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