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Primary thyroid lymphoma: evaluation with CT.
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PMID:  3043549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The appearance of primary thyroid lymphoma on computed tomographic (CT) scans and clinical data for 15 patients were analyzed. The CT appearances were classified into three types: 12 patients (80%) had a solitary nodule (type 1), two (13%) had multiple nodules (type 2), and one (7%) had a diffuse goiter (type 3). In 47% of cases, both lobes were involved. The tumors had a strong tendency to compress (80%) or infiltrate (53%) the surrounding structures. The frequency of calcification (7%) or necrosis (7%) was low. Most patients (87%) had a rapidly enlarging thyroid mass, and six (40%) complained of symptoms from obstruction. All patients had coexistent Hashimoto thyroiditis. In 13 of 15 patients (87%), a highly probable diagnosis of thyroid lymphomas was determined with CT and clinical findings. A staging workup with CT and clinical findings confirmed at biopsy will allow appropriate therapy and may lead to improved prognosis for patients with this condition.
S Takashima; J Ikezoe; S Morimoto; J Arisawa; S Hamada; H Ikeda; N Masaki; T Kozuka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  168     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-16     Completed Date:  1988-09-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  765-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Osaka University Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell / radiography*
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / radiography*
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / radiography*
Middle Aged
Thyroid Neoplasms / radiography*
Thyroiditis, Autoimmune / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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