A 62-year-old woman with past medical history of cavernous sinus meningioma presented with an incidentally discovered apparent thyroid nodule. An ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration recovered mature squamous cells, filamentous bacteria, and vegetable matter, consistent with orophagyngeal contents. Subsequent clinical and further radiologic workup revealed a Killian-Jamieson diverticulum. This type of diverticulum is related to Zenker diverticulum and represents the out-pouchings in the wall of the cervical esophagus in the vicinity of the thyroid gland. There are several case reports of Zenker diverticulum presenting radiographically as a thyroid nodule. To our knowledge, such radiographic presentation with cytopathologic findings has not been previously described in patients with Killian-Jamieson diverticulum.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology