Thyroid Research and Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32--34

Epidermal inclusion cyst in the neck masquerading as a thyroid neoplasm


Subramanian Kannan1, L Akila2, Murugan Kuppuswamy3, Naveen Hedne4 
1 Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bariatric Medicine, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Radiology, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Head and Neck Oncology, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Subramanian Kannan
258/A Bommasandra Industrial Complex, Narayana Health City, Bangalore - 560 076, Karnataka
India

A number of non-thyroidal masses can mimic thyroid nodules. A through preoperative work-up is crucial to help differentiate the origin of the mass which is useful in planning surgical intervention and avoid any iatrogenic damage to the thyroid gland. We present a case of a neck mass in a 24 year male clinically mimicking a thyroid neoplasm. Careful preoperative imaging and fine needle aspiration suggested the non-thyroidal origin of the mass. Complete surgical excision of the mass revealed the final pathology as an epidermal inclusion cyst.


How to cite this article:
Kannan S, Akila L, Kuppuswamy M, Hedne N. Epidermal inclusion cyst in the neck masquerading as a thyroid neoplasm.Thyroid Res Pract 2015;12:32-34


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Kannan S, Akila L, Kuppuswamy M, Hedne N. Epidermal inclusion cyst in the neck masquerading as a thyroid neoplasm. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Oct 27 ];12:32-34
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