Tuberculosis of Thyroid Gland in a Pediatric Patient

Ultrasound neck
Manju Bala Popli and Vineet Popli


Tuberculosis of thyroid gland is rare. It is a rare pathology even in countries where tuberculosis is endemic. Here, we present a case of thyroid gland tuberculosis with no evidence of pulmonary tuberculosis in a three-year-old girl. The patient presented with a midline swelling which was diagnosed to be thyroglossal cyst clinically. Ultrasound imaging not only helped in proper localization of the pathology but also helped in reconsidering the diagnosis made clinically.

Published on: October 09, 2018
doi: 10.17756/micr.2018-016
Citation: Popli MB, Popli V. 2018. Tuberculosis of Thyroid Gland in a Pediatric Patient. J Med Imaging Case Rep 2(2): 27-29.