Thyroid gland papillary carcinoma with fibromatosis-like stroma: case report.

Case report


Sarma NH, Ramesh K, Nagarajan S, Grant JJ, Barrett PD.

Department of Pathology, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya.

East Afr Med J. 1998 Dec;75(12):728-9.


Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid may show a variable degree of fibrosis of the stroma, but proliferation of the stromal fibroblasts mimicking fibromatosis is rare. There appears to be a new variant of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid associated with exuberant proliferation of the fibroblasts resembling fibromatosis. We present one such case in a 50 year old woman and succinctly reviewed the relevant literature of this rare variant. The necessity of a diligent search for a papillary carcinoma in thyroid gland which shows a proliferative fibrous lesion is stressed.

Keywords: Thyroid,papillary carcinoma ,Fibroblasts