Rare site of Papillary Carcinoma

Case report


Farag Makael 1, Misticwaf Szostek 2

1-Department of surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Omar EL-Muktar, Libya 2-Department of Surgery, Medical Academy of Warsaw, Poland

JMJ Vol.7, No.3 (Autumn 2007):227-228


Papillary carcinoma of the thyroglossal cyst is a rare disease found in a 21year- old female patient. Histopathological examination of a completely excised thyroglossal cyst established the diagnosis. Clinically, no differentiation between a benign cyst and malignancy could be made. Neck ultrasonography demonstrates a solid -cystic mass at the midline of the neck and may give the possibility of malignant changes in a thyroglossal cyst and may help in the preoperative diagnosis. Complete excision of the cyst with its tract and a central portion of the hyoid bone is usually sufficient. Long term follow up of the patient is recommended.

Keywords: Thyroglossal cyst, papillary carcinoma, fine needle aspiration

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