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GAETANO GIUSEPPE DI VITA

Thyroid sarcoidosis as a unique localization.

  • Autori: Cabibi, D.; DI VITA, G.; LA SPADA, E.; Tripodo, C.; Patti, R.; Montalto, G.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2006
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/13627

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a systemic disorder characterized by granulomatous lesions, principally affecting the lungs. There are numerous reports in the literature of an associated involvement of the thyroid, much more frequently in hypothyroid than in hyperthyroid subjects. The present case report refers to a woman presenting with thyroid nodules and normal biochemical levels and thyroid function parameters, while histology revealed sarcoid-type lesions. Subsequent investigations and a long follow-up showed no evidence of involvement of other sites, including the lungs. Consequently, after a long period of normal health associated with the negative results of the examinations, a diagnosis of sarcoidosis limited to the thyroid was proposed, which was cured by thyroidectomy.