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Endocrine Surgery Encyclopedia
This CT scan of the upper chest (thorax) shows a malignant thyroid tumor (cancer).
The dark area around the trachea (marked by the white U-shaped tip of the respiratory
tube) is an area where normal tissue has been eroded and died (necrosis) as a result
of tumor growth.
Review Date: 5/1/2006
Reviewed By: Benjamin Taragin, M.D., Department of Radiology, Columbia Presbyterian
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