ACHALASIA AND THYROID DISEASE: COMMON ETIOLOGY OR ONLY COINCIDENCE?


Erkan G., DOĞAN İ. , Inal S., Cesur M., CİNDORUK M. , POYRAZ A. , ...More

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.7, no.3, pp.108-110, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.108-110

Abstract

A 47-year-old woman sought medical attention because of progressive disphagia for solids and liquids. She had lost 7 kilograms within the last three months. The physical examination was normal, except an enlarged and nodular thyroid gland. The patient's endoscopic, manometric, and barium swallow studies results were consistent with achalasia. She underwent fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) due to a nodule in the right lobe of the thyroid gland and the cytological examination was reported as lymphocytic thyroiditis. There are few reports about achalasia and accompanying autoimmune thyroid diseases.