of thyroid gland is encountered in only 0.1% - 0.4% thyroid biopsies. We are presenting a case to emphasize inclusion of
this rare disorder as a potential differential diagnosis during the assessment
of thyroid lesions. Case report: 38-year female presented with a cystic nodule of left lobe
of thyroid. Guided aspiration yielded only necrosed material. Biopsy revealed
caseating granuloma with giant cells. Tuberculosis etiology was confirmed by
PCR examination. Conclusion: Thyroid
tuberculosis should always be considered as a probability during assessment of
any midline cervical mass. Pre-operative diagnosis can avoid unnecessary
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