Title:
Extramedullary haematopoiesis within the thyroid cartilage
Authors:
D. Giordano , M. Zanichelli , M. Zanelli , A. Frasoldati , S. Bacciu , F. Avanzini , C. Pernice 2 3
Institutions:
Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Surgery, Radiology Unit, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Pathology Unit, Department of Oncology, Endocrinology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Azienda USL-IRCC di Reggio Emilia; Otolaryngology Unit, Città di Parma Hospital, Parma; Otolaryngology Unit, San Maurizio General Hospital, Bolzano, Italy.
Keywords:
Extramedullary haematopoiesis, malignant neoplasms, thyroid cartilage, laryngoscopy, dysphonia, fine-needle aspiration cytology
Pages:
211 - 214
Abstract:
Extramedullary haematopoiesis within the thyroid cartilage. Problems/Objectives: Primitive non-neoplastic lesions of the laryngeal framework are quite rare. The aim of this study is to discuss the clinical and radiologic features of an incidental finding of a focus of extramedullary haematopoiesis within the thyroid cartilage. The diagnostic-therapeutic workup that allowed us to reach a correct diagnosis is described. Methodology: We report the case of a woman incidentally diagnosed with a cystic lesion of the thyroid cartilage. We describe the diagnostic workup and treatment of this rare case. Result: Fine-needle aspiration cytology of a thyroid cartilage lesion revealed a population of normal haematopoietic pre- cursors. Control CT scans at 6 and 12 months after diagnosis showed no changes in the radiological findings of the lesion. Conclusions: Ectopic haematopoietic tissue should be considered in the differential diagnosis when dealing with primitive lesions of laryngeal framework. Fine-needle aspiration cytology should be part of the diagnostic workup, as it helps▯ to reach the correct diagnosis, thereby avoiding unnecessary surgical procedures.
Issue:
Vol. 14, 2018, 3rd trimester


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Extramedullary haematopoiesis within the thyroid cartilage