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The black thyroid: an unusual finding during neck exploration.
  1. J. G. Noble,
  2. T. J. Christmas,
  3. C. Chapple,
  4. D. Katz,
  5. E. J. Milroy
  1. Department of Urology, Middlesex Hospital, London, UK.


    Black thyroid discolouration has been reported in post-mortem examinations on patients who have previously taken minocycline. The discovery of this phenomenon during neck exploration and a review of the possible mechanism of black thyroid discolouration are discussed in this paper.

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