Intrathoracic Mass Masquerading as a Retrosternal Goiter!

JOURNAL TITLE: World Journal of Endocrine Surgery

Author
1. Pooja Ramakant
2. Veladi Sasi Mouli
3. Anand Mishra
4. Loreno Enny
5. Manjunath Shreyamsa
6. Kul Ranjan Singh
7. Surabhi Garg
ISSN
0975-5039
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1255
Volume
11
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
1
Author Affiliations
1. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@4fae3e94 ,
2. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@1f89b787 ,
3. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@927f613 ,
4. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@57faa52f ,
5. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@691e6bda ,
6. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@3bf9ccf1 ,
7. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@dd832f3
Article keywords
Chylothorax, Goiter, Mediastinal, Non-Hodgkin\'s Lymphoma

Abstract

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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