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Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

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PEREZ P, Juan Antonio et al. Thyroid hydatid cyst: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2008, vol.136, n.7, pp.896-899. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872008000700012.

We repon a 64 year-old male, living in a rural área, with a history of a thyroid nodule subjected to a fine needle aspiration 18 years ago. He consulted tliis time for a goiter associated to dyspnoea and dyspliagia. A cliest X-ray and a neck CAT sean sliowed a calcified nodule in the superior mediastinum of thyroidal orígin, that displaced airways and blood vessels and a small thyroid nodule of uncertain orígin. A thyroid scintigram showed a cold right thyroid nodule. The patient was operated, performing a subtotal thyroidectomy A calcified nodule measuríng 8x6x6 cm and another nodule measuríng 10 mm were found during the surgical exploration. The pathological examination of the surgical piece disclosed a calcified hydatic cyst and a focal nodular hyperplasia. The patient remains asymptomatic seven months after surgery

Palabras clave : Echinococcosis; Thyroiddectomy; Thyroid nodule.

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