Suppurative thyroiditis with gas formation

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Acute suppurative thyroiditis with gas formation is very rare. A 70-year-old woman was admitted with dysphagia and fever. The clinical diagnosis of acute thyroiditis was supported by fine needle aspiration biopsy. X-ray examination showed gas collection within the soft tissue of the anterior neck and ultrasonography of the thyroid gland showed a cavity filled with thick liquid. The patient was treated with antibiotic therapy followed by thyroidectomy. Escherichia coli was the causative micro-organism cultured from the pus specimen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003


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