Multinodular goiter as the initial presentation of systemic sarcoidosis: limitation of fine-needle biopsy.

  title={Multinodular goiter as the initial presentation of systemic sarcoidosis: limitation of fine-needle biopsy.},
  author={Thanh D Hoang and Vinh Quang Mai and Patrick W Clyde and Babette Carlson Glister and Mohamed K M Shakir},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  volume={56 7},
Sarcoidosis is a chronic systemic disease characterized by noncaseating granulomas. Thyroid involvement is rare, with a prevalence of 1-4% in large series of autopsied patients with systemic sarcoid. We report a case of a 65-year-old woman with a nontoxic multinodular goiter, dyspnea in the supine position, and rightward tracheal deviation as the initial presentation of systemic sarcoidosis. Fine-needle biopsy of the thyroid mass was consistent with benign adenomatoid goiter. A total… CONTINUE READING


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