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Riedel’s thyroiditis — difficulties in differentiating from thyroid cancer

Magdalena Góralska, Marta Podlewska, Marcin Żach
DOI: 10.5603/EP.a2021.0057
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Pubmed: 34057193

open access

Ahead of print
Clinical Vignette
Published online: 2021-05-31
Submitted: 2021-05-09
Accepted: 2021-05-10

Abstract

A hard, palpable mass localized in the perithyroidal soft tissue is often suposed of having a cancerous process. Along with dysphagia or neck pain, it causes patient and physician concern. It is important for a correct diagnosis to differentiate the disease with another with an identical clinical manifestation – a Riedel’s thyroiditis. In Riedel’s thyroiditis fibrosclerotic organ manifestations can either be a part of IgG4-related disease or solely be located in the thyroid and adjacent tissues and elevation of serum IgG4 can be found.

Abstract

A hard, palpable mass localized in the perithyroidal soft tissue is often suposed of having a cancerous process. Along with dysphagia or neck pain, it causes patient and physician concern. It is important for a correct diagnosis to differentiate the disease with another with an identical clinical manifestation – a Riedel’s thyroiditis. In Riedel’s thyroiditis fibrosclerotic organ manifestations can either be a part of IgG4-related disease or solely be located in the thyroid and adjacent tissues and elevation of serum IgG4 can be found.

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Keywords

Riedel’s thyroiditis; IgG4-related disease; thyroid cancer

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Title

Riedel’s thyroiditis — difficulties in differentiating from thyroid cancer

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Ahead of print

Article type

Clinical vignette

Published online

2021-05-31

DOI

10.5603/EP.a2021.0057

Pubmed

34057193

Keywords

Riedel’s thyroiditis
IgG4-related disease
thyroid cancer

Authors

Magdalena Góralska
Marta Podlewska
Marcin Żach

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