Unexpected Complication of a Multinodular Goitre

  • Paulien van Hauten Department of Internal Medicine, Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, Arnhem
  • Gysele Bleumink Department of Endocrinology, Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, Arnhem
  • Marcel Hovens Department of Vascular Medicine, Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, Arnhem
  • Ton Rijnders Department of Nuclear Medicine, Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, Arnhem
  • Ruth Ekhart Department of Endocrinology, Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, Arnhem

Keywords

Hyperthyroidism, multinodular goitre, venous thromboembolism

Abstract

Multinodular goitre is the most common thyroid gland disorder. It can cause hyperthyroidism and mechanical complaints such as tracheal compression or dysphagia. We report a unique case of a patient with a toxic multinodular goitre presenting with a deep venous thrombosis of the left arm due to direct local compression of blood flow.

Author Biographies

Paulien van Hauten,
Department of Internal Medicine, Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, Arnhem


Gysele Bleumink,
Department of Endocrinology, Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, Arnhem


Marcel Hovens,
Department of Vascular Medicine, Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, Arnhem


Ton Rijnders,
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, Arnhem


Ruth Ekhart,
Department of Endocrinology, Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, Arnhem


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  • Published: 2016-02-18

    Issue: Vol 3 No 2 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Hauten, P., Bleumink, G., Hovens, M., Rijnders, T., & Ekhart, R. (2016). Unexpected Complication of a Multinodular Goitre. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3(2). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2016_000363