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ISSN: Print -2349-0977, Online - 2349-4387
CASE IN POINT - CLINICS IN OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

Acute suppurative thyroiditis following fine-needle aspiration


1 Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, ENT, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Aniruddha Sarkar
Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2349-0977.192705

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Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is commonly used in the diagnosis of thyroid diseases. Serious complications are rare and this procedure is generally safe. Acute suppurative thyroiditis (AST) after FNA has been seldom reported. We report a case of a 57-year-old women without any comorbidities, who developed AST after FNA. The patient was successfully treated by sonographically-guided percutaneous drainage and intravenous antibiotics as per Gram stain and culture sensitivity report. Percutaneous ultrasonography-guided aspiration can be performed as an alternative to surgical drainage in patients developing AST.


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