Management of a Thyroid Nodule Which Is Hypoactive on Thyroid Scintigraphy and Has Eggshell Calcification on USG

  • Gülşah Yenidünya Yalın
  • Betül Uğur Altun


Thyroid nodules arise from the increased proliferation rate of thyroid cells. The primary target when assessing thyroid nodules is to exclude the presence of thyroid cancer, which is present in approximately 4.0–6.5% of thyroid nodules. Thyroid ultrasound (USG) should be performed in all patients with a suspected thyroid nodule or nodular goiter on physical examination. The population who are more prone to have thyroid carcinoma are adults <30 or over 60 years old, patients with a history of head and neck irradiation, and patients with a family history of thyroid cancer. We hereby present a 43-year-old female patient who had a hypoactive thyroid nodule with eggshell calcification on thyroid ultrasonography.


Thyroid nodule Thyroid ultrasonography Calcification Fine needle aspiration biopsy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gülşah Yenidünya Yalın
    • 1
  • Betül Uğur Altun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologyBaşkent University Istanbul HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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