Partially thrombosed fusiform inferior thyroid artery true aneurysm mimicking a thyroid nodule


Selcuk D., Kantarci F., Akgul S., Mihmanli I., Kadioglu P.

JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, vol.25, no.6, pp.805-808, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.7863/jum.2006.25.6.805
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.805-808
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aneurysms of the inferior and superior thyroid arteries are extremely rare. They might be related to atherosclerosis or might occur secondary to trauma or interventional procedures.(1-5) Unruptured aneurysms may present with swelling of the neck, dysphagia, and hoarseness due to recurrent laryngeal nerve compression.(1) Ruptured aneurysms, conversely, may present with mediastinal hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock.(1) Diagnosis of inferior and superior thyroid artery aneurysms are usually made by computed tomographic or angiographic studies or both. Color Doppler sonography may also depict this vascular condition.(2)