Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2008;27(2): 103-107.
Killian-Jamieson Diverticula Mimicking a Right Thyroid Nodule on Ultrasonography: A Case Report.
Chang Suk Park, Jung Whee Lee, Se Jeong Oh, Je Ho Han, Ki jun Kim, Kyung Myung Sohn, Hyun Seouk Jung, Hae Jeong Lee
1Department of Radiology, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea. whee88@yahoo.co.kr
2Department of General Surgery, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
3Department of Endocrinology, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
  Published online: June 1, 2008.
ABSTRACT
A Killian-Jamieson diverticulum is a type of pharyngoesophageal diverticuli and can be visualized on thyroid ultrasonography (US). Although most of the lesions are located in the deep layer of the left thyroid lobe, we encountered a case of a right-sided Killian-Jamieson diverticulum in a 64-year-old man that was mistaken for a thyroid nodule on US. We describe the US, computed tomographic, and esophagraphic findings of this case. In addition, we describe the US findings of a left Killian-Jamieson diverticulum in a 55-year-old woman that was seen as a hyperechoic mass in the thyroid on US.. The shape and echogenecity of the diverticulum changed with swallowing as depicted on real-time US and the need for a needle aspiration biopsy was avoided.
Keywords: Diverticula esophagus; Thyroid; Ultrasound (US)
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