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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 52-4  

Thyroid abscess.

OS Rohondia, RS Koti, PP Majumdar, T Vijaykumar, RD Bapat 
 Department of General Surgery & Gastroenterology Surgical Services, Seth G S Medical College, Parel, Mumbai.

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O S Rohondia
Department of General Surgery & Gastroenterology Surgical Services, Seth G S Medical College, Parel, Mumbai.

Thyroid abscess arising from Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis (AST) is a rare clinical disorder. The ability of the thyroid gland to resist infection is well known and infection in the thyroid gland is rare, particularly so with the advent of widespread usage of antibiotics. An internal pharyngeal fistula (Pyriform sinus fistula) is the most common underlying abnormality in patients with AST. We report a case of an adult male who presented with a thyroid abscess. The causal organism was found to be Staphylococcus aureus. Intravenous antibiotics and, incision and drainage of the abscess led to an uncomplicated recovery.


How to cite this article:
Rohondia O S, Koti R S, Majumdar P P, Vijaykumar T, Bapat R D. Thyroid abscess. J Postgrad Med 1995;41:52-4


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Rohondia O S, Koti R S, Majumdar P P, Vijaykumar T, Bapat R D. Thyroid abscess. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1995 [cited 2022 Aug 8 ];41:52-4
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