Tuberculosis of Thyroid Gland Presenting as Abscess
Veena Gupta, Ekta Boombak, Parul Tanwar*, Hemant Yadav and Rajeev Sen
Department of Pathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Parul Tanwar
Department of Pathology
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
Rohtak, Haryana-124001, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 26, 2012; Accepted Date: September 22, 2012; Published: September 24, 2012
Citation: Gupta V, Boombak E, Tanwar P, Yadav H, Sen R (2012) Tuberculosis of Thyroid Gland Presenting as Abscess. J Cytol Histol 3:154. doi:10.4172/2157-7099.1000154
Copyright: © 2012 Gupta V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Tuberculosis of thyroid gland is an extremely rare clinical entity. It is very rare even in countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis. It is rare to suspect a thyroid swelling or nodule as being tuberculous on clinical examination, unless it has destroyed the gland and formed an abscess in a patient with known pulmonary tuberculosis. We present a case of thyroid tuberculosis presenting as a solitary nodule and diagnosed on FNAC.