A case of Riedel's thyroiditis.

Authors:
Gyu Young Pi
Gyu Young Pi
Yonsei University College of Medicine
Yong Sang Lee
Yong Sang Lee
Yonsei University College of Medicine
South Korea
Soon Won Hong
Soon Won Hong
Gangnam Severance Hospital
Hang-Seok Chang
Hang-Seok Chang
Yonsei University College of Medicine
South Korea
Cheong Soo Park
Cheong Soo Park
Yonsei University College of Medicine
South Korea

J Korean Surg Soc 2012 May 26;82(5):317-20. Epub 2012 Apr 26.

Thyroid Cancer Center, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Riedel's thyroiditis is an extremely rare disease that is difficult to diagnose correctly using preoperative diagnostic tools because it can mimic malignant neoplasm or the fibrous variant of Hashimoto thyroiditis during preoperative physical, radiologic, and pathologic examination. We describe here a rare case of Riedel's thyroiditis in an elderly patient and its radiologic characteristics.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2012.82.5.317DOI Listing
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