Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 3, Number 4, August 2012, pages 261-263

Zenker's Diverticulum Suspected to be a Thyroid Nodule Diagnosed on Fine Needle Aspiration: A Case Report


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Ultrasonography of the neck. An oval-shape nodule, 1.3 × 1.6 cm, having a poorly-defined margin and multiple echogenic foci in the posterior medial aspect of the left thyroid lobe.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. (A) Aspiration from the anterior neck region shows mature squamous epithelial cells with numerous bacilliform bacteria (Papanicolaou stain, × 400). (B) A high-power view of a smear of the aspirate reveals some vegetable debris instead of thyroid tissue component (Papanicolaou stain, × 400).
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Esophagogram confirms a Zenker's dverticulum. The anteroposterior view of the neck shows the barium-retaining diverticulum.