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Vol 68, No 5 (2017)
Case report
Published online: 2017-09-01
Submitted: 2016-08-19
Accepted: 2016-10-04
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Primary squamous-cell thyroid carcinoma — a successful treatment with five-year follow-up

Andrzej Wygoda, Tomasz Rutkowski, Bogna Szcześniak-Kłusek, Jolanta Mrochem-Kwarciak, Maja Jędrzejewska, Krzysztof Składowski
DOI: 10.5603/EP.a2017.0048
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Pubmed: 28879652
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Endokrynologia Polska 2017;68(5):592-596.

open access

Vol 68, No 5 (2017)
Case report
Published online: 2017-09-01
Submitted: 2016-08-19
Accepted: 2016-10-04

Abstract

Squamous cell carcinoma is an extremely rare neoplasm of the thyroid (SCTC) that represents no more than 1% of all primary thyroid malignancies. We report a case of a 42-year-old woman with rapidly growing mass in the right lower neck, primarily diagnosed in fineneedle aspiration cytology as a low-differentiated carcinoma. After the surgery, exclusion of all the other possible primary tumour locations, and immunohistochemistry tests, the diagnosis of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland was established. Because of close surgical margins and metastatic neck node, the patient was referred to adjuvant postoperative irradiation. With five-year follow-up the patient is free of disease and still in very good condition.

Abstract

Squamous cell carcinoma is an extremely rare neoplasm of the thyroid (SCTC) that represents no more than 1% of all primary thyroid malignancies. We report a case of a 42-year-old woman with rapidly growing mass in the right lower neck, primarily diagnosed in fineneedle aspiration cytology as a low-differentiated carcinoma. After the surgery, exclusion of all the other possible primary tumour locations, and immunohistochemistry tests, the diagnosis of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland was established. Because of close surgical margins and metastatic neck node, the patient was referred to adjuvant postoperative irradiation. With five-year follow-up the patient is free of disease and still in very good condition.

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Keywords

squamous cell thyroid carcinoma, surgery, radiotherapy

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Title

Primary squamous-cell thyroid carcinoma — a successful treatment with five-year follow-up

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 68, No 5 (2017)

Article type

Case report

Pages

592-596

Published online

2017-09-01

DOI

10.5603/EP.a2017.0048

Pubmed

28879652

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2017;68(5):592-596.

Keywords

squamous cell thyroid carcinoma
surgery
radiotherapy

Authors

Andrzej Wygoda
Tomasz Rutkowski
Bogna Szcześniak-Kłusek
Jolanta Mrochem-Kwarciak
Maja Jędrzejewska
Krzysztof Składowski

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