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Intrathoracic Mass Masquerading as a Retrosternal Goiter!

Veladi Sasi Mouli, Manjunath Shreyamsa, Pooja Ramakant

Keywords : Chylothorax, Goiter, Mediastinal, Non-Hodgkin\'s Lymphoma

Citation Information : Mouli VS, Shreyamsa M, Ramakant P. Intrathoracic Mass Masquerading as a Retrosternal Goiter!. World J Endoc Surg 2019; 11 (2):70-71.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1255

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Thyroid swellings with retrosternal extension are usually diagnosed by the history, clinical examination, and imaging. An intrathoracic mass extending into the neck can easily be mistaken for a thyroid swelling with retrosternal extension. A high degree of suspicion is necessary to identify such swellings that are confusing in their presentation. Here we report a case of mediastinal mass masquerading as a goitre with retrosternal extension along with spontaneous chylothorax, and was diagnosed to have non-Hodgkin\'s lymphoma (NHL). She was administered chemotherapy after the diagnosis.

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