Differentiated thyroid carcinoma and Intestinal Polyposis Syndromes

Vincenzo Triggiani, Vito Angelo Giagulli, Angela Tafaro, Francesco Resta, Carlo Sabbà, Brunella Licchelli, Edoardo Guastamacchia

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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Cowden's Syndrome, and Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome are well known as Intestinal Polyposis Syndromes, inherited conditions characterized by the development of polyps of the gastro-intestinal tract in association with extra-intestinal manifestations, in particular malignant tumors at different sites. Thyroid carcinoma is sometimes a part of the clinical picture of these syndromes. The aim of this paper is to review the literature dealing with the association between differentiated thyroid carcinomas and Intestinal Polyposis Syndromes in order to point out peculiar aspects, providing suggestions for the screening and the management of thyroid tumors in these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalEndocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders - Drug Targets
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Cowden's syndrome
  • Differentiated thyroid carcinoma
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • Follicular thyroid carcinoma
  • Intestinal polyposis syndromes
  • Papillary thyroid carcinoma
  • Peutz-jeghers syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Immunology and Allergy


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