Stanford Medicine 25 Blog
A 21 year old Japanese male is presenting with a mass in his neck he finds incidentally. The mass is best seen on the right side of his neck when he turns his head to the left. The picture denotes a change upon swallowing.
Thank to our endocrine specialist, Dr. Neil Gesundheit, for leading our Stanford Medicine 25 session this week on the thyroid exam! Read below to learn some tips about the thyroid exam directly from Dr. Gesundheit.
A thyroid bruit is described as a continuous sound that is heard over the thyroid mass. (If you only hear something during systolic, think about a carotid bruit or radiating cardiac murmur.) A thyroid bruit is seen in Grave’s disease from a proliferation of the blood supply when the thyroid enlarges.