Primary papillary carcinoma of a thyroglossal duct cyst

Yu Hsing Lin, Sen-Tien Tsai, Hsu Cheuh Ho

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The incidence of papillary carcinoma arising in a thyroglossal duct cyst (TDC) is rare and occurs in about 1% of TDCs. Slightly more than 100 cases have been reported in the English literature. In most cases, the diagnosis is only established after excision of a clinically benign TDC. We report a case of papillary carcinoma arising in a TDC, presenting with an anterior neck mass in a 70-year-old man, who underwent a Sistrunk procedure for removal of the mass and an adherent lymph node. A second, more extensive operation was indicated based on pathologic findings after the initial dissection. Based on the histopathologic findings, the patient received postoperative I 131 ablation treatment (120 mCi). After 2 years, there was no evidence of disease recurrence. This type of carcinoma usually has a good prognosis, with only rare instances of metastasis, and can be successfully managed with surgery and careful follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
JournalTzu Chi Medical Journal
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

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Thyroglossal Cyst
Papillary Carcinoma
Literature
Dissection
Neck
Lymph Nodes
Neoplasm Metastasis
Carcinoma
Recurrence
Incidence
Therapeutics

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Lin, Yu Hsing ; Tsai, Sen-Tien ; Ho, Hsu Cheuh. / Primary papillary carcinoma of a thyroglossal duct cyst. In: Tzu Chi Medical Journal. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 150-153.
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In: Tzu Chi Medical Journal, Vol. 20, No. 2, 01.01.2008, p. 150-153.

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