Thyroiditis

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Related to lymphocytic thyroiditis: Hashimoto's thyroiditis

thyroiditis

[‚thī‚rȯi′dīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the thyroid gland.

Thyroiditis

 

inflammation of the thyroid gland caused by nonspecific infection (for example, staphylococcosis), specific infection (tuberculosis), poisoning (by lead or carbon monoxide), or autoimmune diseases. Symptoms include pain upon swallowing or moving the head backward, throbbing pain in the ears and lower jaw, elevated body temperature, enlargement of the neck, and tenderness of the regional lymph nodes. The course of thyroiditis may be acute, subacute, or chronic. Treatment calls for the use of antiinflammatory agents, analgesics, antibiotics, corticosteroids, thyroidin, and vitamins. Suppurative thyroiditis is treated surgically.

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Fatemi and her colleagues concluded that TgAb status at thyroidectomy should be included in cancer staging because it confers more prognostic information about persistent or recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer than does lymphocytic thyroiditis.
14,15) MALT lymphoma of the thyroid seems to arise in patients with underlying autoimmune disease or a background of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis.
In our patient, the initial FNAC results were highly suggestive of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, but the acute presentation with left vocal fold palsy and compressive symptoms were not in line with the presence of a benign thyroid lesion.
R indicates right; L, left; FNA, fine-needle aspiration; Pap ca, papillary carcinoma; and Lymph thyr, lymphocytic thyroiditis.
They also found that patients with elevated thyroid autoantibody levels had a significantly higher incidence of lymphocytic thyroiditis (p < 0.
Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) is associated with chronic persistent antigen stimulation and present in nearly half of thyroid NHL (6-8).
However, one of our patients whose goitre size was not reduced with drug treatment was referred to surgery because of anxiety about external appearance and histopathological evaluation was compatible with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis.
14 cases were diagnosed cytologically as benign follicular cells, histopathologically were diagnosed as follows: 2 cases microfollicular adenoma, 2 cases as lymphocytic thyroiditis 8 cases as diffuse hyperplaslic thyroid tissue and 2 cases as follicular carcinoma two cases were diagnosed cytologically as undifferentiated malignant cells histopathologically was diagnosed as malignant lymphoma.
Of 219 patients with a history of chronic fatigue for more than one year, 40% were found to have definite histological evidence of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis on fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid gland.
There was advanced lymphocytic thyroiditis in the nonneoplastic right lobe parenchyma and in the left lobe (Figure 3).