Suture granuloma 14 years following partial thyroidectomy masquerading as tuberculosis af the sinus tract

Mohamed Faisal Abdul Hamid, Rea Ban Yu-Lin, Tidi Maharani Hassan

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Abstract

Suture granuloma rarely occurs after thyroid surgery using non-absorbable sutures. We report the case of a 63-year-old female with a chronic discharging sinus in the anterior neck region. She had a history of subtotal thyroidectomy at the age of 45. The sinus had been excised and was reported as granulomatous lesions suggestive of tuberculosis. She was treated with anti-tuberculous medications, but unfortunately, she developed side effects. Histopathological slides were re-evaluated, which showed evidence of foreign material under polarized light; hence, the diagnosis was revised to suture granuloma. In conclusion, although sinus tract discharges are commonly attributed to tuberculosis, physicians should consider suture granuloma if they encounter a patient who has undergone a surgical procedure in the past.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalEurasian Journal of Medicine
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

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Keywords

  • Suture granuloma
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tuberculosis

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Suture granuloma 14 years following partial thyroidectomy masquerading as tuberculosis af the sinus tract. / Abdul Hamid, Mohamed Faisal; Ban Yu-Lin, Rea; Maharani Hassan, Tidi.

In: Eurasian Journal of Medicine, Vol. 50, No. 2, 01.06.2018, p. 122-124.

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