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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-44

Diffuse lipomatosis of thyroid gland: A rare condition

Department of Radiology and Intervention, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Shaileshkumar S Garge
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.157937

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Diffuse lipomatosis of the thyroid gland is a rare condition characterized by diffuse proliferation of adipose tissue in the gland. We report the case of a 51-year-old male with chronic renal failure caused by amyloidosis and past history of neck lymph node tuberculosis, 10 years before. He presented with an enlarged thyroid gland. His thyroid hormone levels were normal. Ultrasound of the neck showed an enlarged thyroid gland with diffusely increased echogenicity suggestive of fatty infiltration which was confirmed by MRI and later computed tomography (CT) scan. Patient remained euthyroid on follow-up at one year. As the natural history of this condition is unknown, further follow-up is warranted.

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