Suture granuloma mimicking recurrent thyroid carcinoma on ultrasonography

Yong Eun Chung, Eunkyung Kim, minjung Kim, Mijin Yun, Soon Won Hong

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Abstract

Alhough high resolution ultrasonography (US) is helpful in the differentiation of suture granulomas from recurrent thyroid cancer in most cases, a definite diagnosis cannot always be made, We report a case that mimicked recurrent thyroid cancer on US and 2-[fluorine-18] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET), but diagnosis of a suture granuloma was confirmed by a US-girided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). In order to avoid unnecessary operations, the differential diagnosis between postoperative suture granulomas and recurrent cancer is important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-751
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume47
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 1

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Granuloma
Thyroid Neoplasms
Sutures
Ultrasonography
Fluorine
Deoxyglucose
Fine Needle Biopsy
Positron-Emission Tomography
Differential Diagnosis
Neoplasms

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Chung, Yong Eun ; Kim, Eunkyung ; Kim, minjung ; Yun, Mijin ; Hong, Soon Won. / Suture granuloma mimicking recurrent thyroid carcinoma on ultrasonography. In: Yonsei medical journal. 2006 ; Vol. 47, No. 5. pp. 748-751.
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Suture granuloma mimicking recurrent thyroid carcinoma on ultrasonography. / Chung, Yong Eun; Kim, Eunkyung; Kim, minjung; Yun, Mijin; Hong, Soon Won.

In: Yonsei medical journal, Vol. 47, No. 5, 01.10.2006, p. 748-751.

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