A rare case of Reidel thyroiditis with associated vocal cord paralysis: CT and MR imaging features.
Reidel thyroiditis is extremely rare and not only involves the thyroid gland but usually extends to neighboring structures in the neck. A rare complication of this disease is entrapment of the recurrent laryngeal nerve causing a vocal cord paralysis. In fact, to our knowledge, this is likely the only benign thyroid disease to cause such a paralysis. We present a case of a 57-year-old woman with Reidel thyroiditis and a recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis. The CT and MR imaging features are presented as well as a brief review of this disease.
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Ng, S. A., Corcuera-Solano, I., Gurudutt, V. V., & Som, P. M. (2011). A rare case of Reidel thyroiditis with associated vocal cord paralysis: CT and MR imaging features. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 32(11), E201–E202. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A2406
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Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Imaging