Primary Tuberculous abscess of thyroid gland with discharging sinus: A rare entity

Jain, Anshu; Maheshwari, Veena; Alam, Kiran; Siddiqui, Farhan; Khan, Roobina
September 2008
Internet Journal of Pathology;2008, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p10
Academic Journal
Thyroid tuberculosis is uncommon. Nowadays since extrapulmonary tuberculous involvement is seen more frequently (especially with HIV- induced immunosuppression), the existence of this condition should be recognized when goiters or thyroid nodules are being treated. We present a rare case of primary thyroid tuberculosis presenting as a cold abscess with discharging sinus.


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