Thyroid Research and Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 58--59

Amyloid tumor of thyroid, amyloid goiter: A case report with a stress on importance of preoperative diagnosis


BJ Naveen Kumar1, KV Santosh2 
1 Department of Pathology, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, Kirumampakkam, Pondicherry, India
2 Deparment of Pathology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, White field, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
B J Naveen Kumar
Department of Pathology, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, Cuddalore Road, Kirumampakkam, Pondicherry 607 402
India

Although involvement of the thyroid gland by amyloid is a relatively common phenomenon, clinically significant enlargement of the thyroid owing to amyloid deposition is an extremely rare occurrence. Deposition of amyloid is commonly found in the kidneys, spleen, liver, lymph nodes, nerves, skin, heart, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and blood vessels. We present a rare case of amyloid deposition in thyroid, leading to amyloid goiter which is still rarer.


How to cite this article:
Naveen Kumar B J, Santosh K V. Amyloid tumor of thyroid, amyloid goiter: A case report with a stress on importance of preoperative diagnosis.Thyroid Res Pract 2012;9:58-59


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Naveen Kumar B J, Santosh K V. Amyloid tumor of thyroid, amyloid goiter: A case report with a stress on importance of preoperative diagnosis. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Apr 8 ];9:58-59
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