Riedel’s thyroiditis — Case report and literature review

  • O. H. Brady
  • D. J. Hehir
  • S. J. Heffernan


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. H. Brady
    • 1
  • D. J. Hehir
    • 1
  • S. J. Heffernan
    • 1
  1. 1.Mater Misericordiae HospitalDublin

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