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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2019 ) > List of Articles


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: 01-11-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


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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