Amyloid Goiter: A Diagnosis to Consider in Diffuse Fatty Infiltration of the Thyroid


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Bakan S., Kandemirli S. G. , Akbas S. , Cingoz M., Guzelbey B. O. , Kantarci F. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, cilt.36, sa.5, ss.1045-1049, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7863/ultra.16.04037
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1045-1049

Özet

An amyloid goiter is the presence of amyloid protein in the thyroid in sufficient amounts to produce enlargement of the gland, accompanied by fat deposition of varying extents. It can be seen in long-standing inflammatory disorders such as familial Mediterranean fever. Imaging findings depend on the amount of fat and amyloid deposition; however, the main imaging finding is diffuse fatty infiltration of the thyroid. Herein, the multimodality imaging features in 3 cases of amyloid goiters secondary to familial Mediterranean fever are presented.