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Suppurative thyroiditis with oesophageal carcinoma.
  1. L. D. Premawardhana,
  2. J. P. Vora,
  3. M. F. Scanlon
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.


    A 68 year old, previously well woman presented with dysphagia, weight loss and a neck swelling. Investigations revealed a right-sided thyroid abscess with fistulous connection to the upper of two oesophageal carcinomas, a previously unreported association. The resistance of the thyroid to infection and the mechanisms of thyroid abscess formation in this patient are discussed.

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