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Head and Neck
Amyloid goiter: A case of primary thyroid amyloid disease†
Article first published online: 25 APR 2011
Copyright © 2011 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 121, Issue 5, pages 961–964, May 2011
How to Cite
Sethi, Y., Gulati, A., Singh, I., Rao, S. and Singh, N. (2011), Amyloid goiter: A case of primary thyroid amyloid disease. The Laryngoscope, 121: 961–964. doi: 10.1002/lary.21459
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 25 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Received: 30 AUG 2011
Amyloid goiter is an atypical presentation of an already rare disease, amyloidosis, which uncommonly comes across in previous review of literature. A patient presented with respiratory distress, which aroused a dilemma on diagnosis because the presentation mimicked that of malignancy. A high index of attentiveness should be kept whenever amyloid deposits are seen on fine needle aspiration cytology, as they are also established in medullary carcinoma. Amyloid deposits have been traced in goiter; however, it was astonishing to observe this condition causing a rapidly growing goiter, large enough to cause respiratory distress. The confirmative diagnosis rested on the histopathology of the specimen.