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Colloid Cyst of Thyroid
Eunice Y. L. Dai, MBBS, FRCR; Yolanda Y. P. Lee, MBChB, FRCR; Anil T. Ahuja, MD, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Synonyms

          • Colloid nodule
        • Definitions

          • Fluid lesion of thyroid containing stored form of thyroid hormone (colloid)

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Imaging Recommendations

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                      • Microscopic Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                Selected References

                                1. McQueen AS et al: Thyroid nodule ultrasound: technical advances and future horizons. Insights Imaging. 6(2):173-88, 2015
                                2. Rho MH et al: Long-term ultrasonography follow-up of thyroid colloid cysts at the health center: a single-center study. Int J Endocrinol. 2015:324581, 2015
                                3. Choi SH et al: Thyroid ultrasonography: pitfalls and techniques. Korean J Radiol. 15(2):267-76, 2014
                                4. Cibas ES et al: The Bethesda System for reporting thyroid cytopathology. Am J Clin Pathol. 132(5):658-65, 2009
                                5. Cohen JI et al: Thyroid disorders: evaluation and management of thyroid nodules. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 20(3):431-43, 2008
                                6. Kabala JE: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid. Eur J Radiol. 66(3):480-92, 2008
                                7. Loevner LA et al: Cross-sectional imaging of the thyroid gland. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 18(3):445-61, vii, 2008
                                8. Frates MC et al: Management of thyroid nodules detected at US: Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound consensus conference statement. Radiology. 237(3):794-800, 2005
                                9. Ahuja A et al: Clinical significance of the comet-tail artifact in thyroid ultrasound. J Clin Ultrasound. 24(3):129-33, 1996
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                                References
                                Tables

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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Synonyms

                                        • Colloid nodule
                                      • Definitions

                                        • Fluid lesion of thyroid containing stored form of thyroid hormone (colloid)

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                            • CT Findings

                                              • MR Findings

                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                      • Presentation

                                                        • Demographics

                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. McQueen AS et al: Thyroid nodule ultrasound: technical advances and future horizons. Insights Imaging. 6(2):173-88, 2015
                                                              2. Rho MH et al: Long-term ultrasonography follow-up of thyroid colloid cysts at the health center: a single-center study. Int J Endocrinol. 2015:324581, 2015
                                                              3. Choi SH et al: Thyroid ultrasonography: pitfalls and techniques. Korean J Radiol. 15(2):267-76, 2014
                                                              4. Cibas ES et al: The Bethesda System for reporting thyroid cytopathology. Am J Clin Pathol. 132(5):658-65, 2009
                                                              5. Cohen JI et al: Thyroid disorders: evaluation and management of thyroid nodules. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 20(3):431-43, 2008
                                                              6. Kabala JE: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid. Eur J Radiol. 66(3):480-92, 2008
                                                              7. Loevner LA et al: Cross-sectional imaging of the thyroid gland. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 18(3):445-61, vii, 2008
                                                              8. Frates MC et al: Management of thyroid nodules detected at US: Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound consensus conference statement. Radiology. 237(3):794-800, 2005
                                                              9. Ahuja A et al: Clinical significance of the comet-tail artifact in thyroid ultrasound. J Clin Ultrasound. 24(3):129-33, 1996