Suture granuloma mimicking recurrent thyroid carcinoma on ultrasonography

Yong Eun Chung, Eun Kyung Kim, Min Jung Kim, Mijin Yun, Soon Won Hong

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Alhough high resolution ultrasonography (US) is helpful in the differentiation of suture granulomas from recurrent thyroid cancer in most cases, a definite diagnosis cannot always be made, We report a case that mimicked recurrent thyroid cancer on US and 2-[fluorine-18] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET), but diagnosis of a suture granuloma was confirmed by a US-girided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). In order to avoid unnecessary operations, the differential diagnosis between postoperative suture granulomas and recurrent cancer is important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-751
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct

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  • Medicine(all)


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