Thyroid Research and Practice

: 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 131--132

Thyroid abscess: A rare entity?

DS Nirhale, VS Athavale, Gaurav Goenka, Mohit Bhatia 
 Departments of General Surgery, Padm, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, India

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Mohit Bhatia
1, Bank Colony, Opposite Old Sessions Courts, Ambala City, Haryana 134 003

A thyroid abscess is an infrequently encountered condition with a rarity that is attributable to anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the gland that impart a unique quality of infection resistance. The differential diagnosis for a painful thyroid is limited, with sub-acute and chronic thyroiditis being the most often-encountered processes. Acute suppurative thyroiditis with abscess formation, although rare, is a formidable clinical scenario with morbid complications. The common causative organisms responsible for thyroid abscess are Staphylococci and Streptococci species. We describe a case of thyroid abscess due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in young female. The patient was successfully treated with open surgical drainage and appropriate antimicrobial agents.

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Nirhale D, Athavale V, Goenka G, Bhatia M. Thyroid abscess: A rare entity?.Thyroid Res Pract 2014;11:131-132

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Nirhale D, Athavale V, Goenka G, Bhatia M. Thyroid abscess: A rare entity?. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Dec 3 ];11:131-132
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