Post Op Thyroid Ultrasonography


Associated Professor of Radiology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran



Thyroid cancer most times has good prognosis and surgery is the mainstay treatment and is followed by hormone therapy.
Post op ultrasonography and isotope  scan  follow up duration depend on the severity and type of malignancy.
Different pattern including post thyroidectomy normal tissue, thyroid remnant, granulation tissue or recurrence can be evaluated by ultrasonography. On the other hand ultrasound can determine the different pattern of malignant or suspicious metastatic lymphadenopathy versus reactive types.
We describe the ultrasound finding in post thyroidectomy period.