, Volume 163, Issue 4, pp 176-177

Riedel’s thyroiditis — Case report and literature review

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A fifty two year old female underwent attempted thyroidectomy for a progressively enlarging cervical swelling. At operation the thyroid gland was extensively fibrosed and not resectable, frozen section showed fibrous replacement. The patient was given a short course of postoperative corticosteroid therapy and was maintained on thyroid replacement therapy. Thirty months later the patient remains asymptomatic.