Prominent Cold Nodule in Multinodular Goiter Revealed to Be Thyrolipoma: A Case Report

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Case Reports

(2016-10-01)
The presence of adipose tissue in the thyroid gland is a rare finding. Thyrolipoma or adenolipoma of the thyroid is a benign, encapsulated lesion of the thyroid composed of variable amounts of fat and glandular elements. This report presents a case of thyrolipoma in a 69-yr-old female presenting with neck swelling and respiratory distress. Differential diagnosis of the fat-containing thyroid lesion is also presented. Differentiation of the condition from similar lesions is necessary for accurate diagnosis of thyrolipoma.
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