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Panminerva Medica 1999 September;41(3):269-72
A case of primary hydatidosis of the thyroid gland
Cossu M. L., Palermo M.*, Coppola M., Fais E., Ruggiu M., Tanda F.**, Cossu Rocca P.**, Noya G.
From the Department of General Surgery Chair of Emergency Surgery, *Chair of Endocrinology, **Department of Pathologic Anatomy and Histology University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
A 54-year-old woman presented with an expansive mass in the anterior cervical region (front of the neck) with abscess. Laboratory tests and thyroid profile proved normal. Surgical exploration revealed a hydatid cyst in the left lobe of the thyroid gland with parasitic metastasis of the left lateral cervical lymph node chain. Postoperative examination of the nodule showed it to be a solitary primary thyroid hydatid cyst.