Thyroid Lymphoma Clinical Presentation

Updated: May 09, 2022
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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History and Physical Examination

The most common clinical presentation of a thyroid lymphoma is that of a rapidly growing thyroid mass, frequently in association with neck adenopathy. The enlarged cancerous gland can cause compressive symptoms such as hoarseness, dysphagia, or airway compromise. B symptoms (ie, night sweats, fever, weight loss) may be present in approximately 10% of cases.