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Thyroidectomy for Pain Alleviation in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Case Report and Review of Literature

Srinjeeta Garg, Neeraj Sinha, Rajarshi Ghosh, Shiepra Kashyap, Mitali Dandekar

Keywords : Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Hypothyroidism, Thyroidectomy, Thyroiditis, Thyromegaly

Citation Information : Garg S, Sinha N, Ghosh R, Kashyap S, Dandekar M. Thyroidectomy for Pain Alleviation in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Case Report and Review of Literature. Int J Head Neck Surg 2023; 14 (2):33-35.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1547

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-06-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Introduction: Painful thyromegaly is a rare manifestation in Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Management is conservative with surgery reserved for pain palliation. Challenges in surgery occur due to bouts of inflammation. Case description: Middle-aged lady of Hashimoto's thyroiditis with recurrent episodes of neck pain underwent total thyroidectomy for pain relief. There were no postoperative complications. Discussion: Surgical outcomes for thyroiditis in literature are in retrospect on surgical specimen concomitant with primary diagnosis. This is a unique case reported about surgery for pain palliation. Authors discuss difficulties encountered in surgery and pointers to overcome them.

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