Sonography of the Normal Thyroid

  • Hok Yuen Yuen
  • Cina Shin-Loong Tong
  • Anil T. Ahuja
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Abstract

Patients with thyroid disease may present with local signs such as a palpable diffuse (goiter) or focal (nodular) enlargement of the gland and/or with systemic symptoms due to endocrine disturbance resulting in altered metabolism (hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism). While physiological derangement is well assessed by clinical examination and laboratory biochemical tests, the evaluation of the structural anomaly relies heavily on modern ultrasound imaging which provides high-resolution anatomical details of any morphological alteration.

Keywords

Migration Lymphoma Hypothyroidism Amiodarone Hyperthyroidism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hok Yuen Yuen
    • 1
  • Cina Shin-Loong Tong
    • 2
  • Anil T. Ahuja
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Imaging and Interventional RadiologyThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales HospitalShatin (NT)Hong Kong (SAR), China
  2. 2.Department of Imaging & Interventional RadiologyPrince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, NTHong Kong

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