Parathyroid Cyst Masquerading as a Thyroid Nodule in 63 year old female failed prior drainage procedure.
Large visible soft mass on physical examination. 4 cm 18 ml cyst on the thyroid gland. FNA clear watery fluid removed. Indeterminate cytology.Molecular markers were negative. Needle washout was positive for parathyroid hormone.
The patient underwent ethanol ablation instead of surgery.
Large benign complex cystic nodules with >50% fluid do not need surgery.
Call Matthew at 310-393-8860 for consultation and evalution for ethanol ablation.
Image of patient post ethanol ablation