Mikel Rojo-Abecia, Department of General Surgery, Infanta Leonor University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Adela Ma Valdazo-Gómez, Department of General Surgery, Infanta Leonor University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Carla Ferrero-San Román, Department of General Surgery, Infanta Leonor University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Alfonso Camacho-Aroca, Department of General Surgery, Infanta Leonor University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Ana León-Bretscher, Department of General Surgery, Infanta Leonor University Hospital, Madrid, Spain David Roldán-Cortés, Department of Pathological Anatomy, Infanta Leonor University Hospital, Madrid, Spain Gloria Paseiro-Crespo, Department of General Surgery, Infanta Leonor University Hospital, Madrid, Spain


Involvement of the thyroid gland by tuberculosis is very rare and is usually secondary to disseminated infection. Very few cases of primary thyroid tuberculosis have been described even in countries with a high incidence of this disease. We present the case of a Spanish patient operated for a suspicious thyroid nodule that was finally diagnosed as primary thyroid tuberculosis.



Keywords: Thyroid tuberculosis. Tuberculosis. Thyroid surgery.