Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland: Review of the literature

Bulbuloglu E. , Ciralik H., OKUR E., Ozdemir G., Ezberci F., Cetinkaya A.

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.30, no.2, pp.149-155, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00268-005-0139-1
  • Title of Journal : WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-155


Thyroid tuberculosis (TTB) is a very rare condition, even in countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis. The aim of this article is to review and retrieve data about thyroid tuberculosis from the English-language literature in order to gain a better understanding of the clinical characteristics of TTB.