Un raro caso di carcinoma papillare insorto su cisti del dotto tireoglosso: Problematiche diagnostiche e dilemmi terapeutici

Translated title of the contribution: Papillary carcinoma on a thyroglossal duct cyst: Diagnostic problems and therapeutic dilemma. A case report

G. Proia, Maria Francesca Bianciardi Valassina, G. Palmieri, M. Zama

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Abstract

Thyroglossal duct cysts are one of the most common congenital abnormalities of the cervical region. Complications of these swellings are rare, and among these, appearance of a carcinoma has also been noted. We present a case of papillary carcinoma arising in a thyroglossal duct cyst in 20-year-old woman with a swelling of about 4 cm, located at the middle region of the neck over the hyoid bone. Our patient was treated using a modified Sistrunk operation, in which thyroidectomy proved crucial for the correct diagnosis and continuation of appropriate treatment. Our case confirms the difficulty in distinguishing a primitive thyroglossal duct carcinoma from a synchronous metastatic papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. This dilemma often remains unresolved.

Translated title of the contributionPapillary carcinoma on a thyroglossal duct cyst: Diagnostic problems and therapeutic dilemma. A case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medicine(all)

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