Two Cases of Pulsating Thyroid Mass

Sung Won Chae; Jang Hyeog Lee; Eun Jae Jung; Soon Jae Hwang; Heung Man Lee
September 2004
Journal of Otolaryngology;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p332
Academic Journal
The article presents two cases of tortuous innominate artery that simulated thyroid nodule. In the case first, a 68-year-old woman presented with a right anterior neck mass for 5 years. The patient was asymptomatic except for intermittent mild dizziness and headache. In the case second, a 67-year-old woman presented with a pulsating neck mass of 1-year duration at the right anterior neck. She did not have a past history of hypertension, but her blood pressure at presentation was 170/100 mm Hg. Buckling of the innominate and common carotid arteries is usually seen in female patients over the age of 50 years with a pulsatile mass at the base of the neck on the right side. It can be demonstrated by chest roentgenography, CT of the chest and neck, or aortography


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