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A Comparative Study between CT and Histopathologic Findings of Amyloid Goiter


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Title: A Comparative Study between CT and Histopathologic Findings of Amyloid Goiter
Authors: Okimoto, Tomoaki / Shimokawa, Isao / Ohtani, Hiroshi / Higami, Yoshikazu / Ikeda, Takayoshi / Uetani, Masataka
Issue Date: 30-Jun-1998
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1998, 43(1-2), p.63-65
Abstract: There are only a few reports describing the imaging features of amyloid goiter with adequate histopathologic correlation. We present a case of amyloid goiter, focusing the correlation between CT and autopsy specimen findings. CT showed diffuse low attenuation areas (40-50 H.U. ) which corresponded to the tissue with dense amyloid deposits. There was also focal areas of very low attenuation which contained the adipose tissue. The latter finding is relatively characteristic for amyloid goiter, because fatty infiltration is known to be frequently associated with amyloid goiter : a rare finding in other disorders.
Keywords: thyroid / amyloid goiter / fat / CT
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16108
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 43, No. 1-2

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16108

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