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Not all that is miliary is tuberculosis: metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma mimicking miliary tuberculosis
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  • Elham Askari,
  • Mihan Pourabdollah Toutkaboni,
  • Sara Haseli,
  • Mitrasadat Rezaei,
  • Payam Tabarsi,
  • Majid Marjani,
  • Afshin Moniri,
  • Neda Khalili
Elham Askari
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Mihan Pourabdollah Toutkaboni
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Sara Haseli
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Mitrasadat Rezaei
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Payam Tabarsi
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Majid Marjani
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Afshin Moniri
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Neda Khalili
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Abstract

Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) typically manifests as a solitary thyroid nodule, and a miliary pattern on conventional chest imaging is not commonly observed. Here, we report a 58-year-old woman with constitutional symptoms, and innumerable small nodules on chest imaging, mimicking miliary tuberculosis. Pathologic findings confirmed a diagnosis of metastatic MTC.

Peer review status:POSTED

07 Aug 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
10 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
10 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed