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Papillary thyroid carcinoma formation in a thyroglossal cyst: a case report

M.A. Ali, A Abussa, H Hashmi

Abstract


Thyroglossal cyst rarely presents with carcinoma formation in the remnants of the thyroid gland. We report a 40 year old male with papillary thyroid carcinoma formation in a thyroglossal cyst. The patient underwent surgical intervention for the cyst. His pathology was positive for thyroid carcinoma and he underwent complete thyroidectomy with postoperative radioactive iodine treatment. His follow up revealed no evidence of recurrence.

Keywords: Thyroglossal cyst, Papillary thyroid carcinoma, Radioactive iodine





http://dx.doi.org/10.4176/070611
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