Multinodular goiter with tracheal deviation

Case contributed by Dr Julian Maingard


75 male presents with 25kg of weight loss with possible mediastinal mass on CXR with tracheal deviation.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male

A large multinodular thyroid with calcified modules demonstrating retrosternal extension predominantly on the left with tracheal deviation to the right. The trachea is not significantly narrowed.

Case Discussion

The above case demonstrates a multinodular thyroid with calcification and retrosternal extension. In general ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice in the assessment of thyroid masses however CT provides more information about a restrosternal goiter and its relationship to surrounding structures including the trachea, esophagus, and great vessels1

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Case information

rID: 31564
Published: 17th Oct 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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