A rare invasion route for differentiated thyroid carcinoma: The tracheoesophageal common party wall.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai West, New York, New York, U.S.A.
THANC (Thyroid, Head, and Neck Cancer) Foundation, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Department of Radiology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Department of Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai West, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Published Article
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 2019
Thyroid carcinoma can infiltrate the aerodigestive tract. Invasion via the common party wall of the tracheoesophageal groove (TEG) is rare. A review of patients with thyroid cancer invading the aerodigestive tract was performed. We describe three cases of invasive thyroid cancer presenting 4 to 6 years after the initial thyroidectomy. Original pathology showed positive margins near the recurrent laryngeal nerve and TEG. A partial tracheal resection with a stair-step reconstruction was performed in one case; the other cases required total laryngopharyngectomy. Surgeons should be prepared to perform oncologically complete resections at the primary surgery to avoid potentially significant clinical consequences requiring aggressive surgery. Laryngoscope, 129:E455-E459, 2019. © 2019 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.
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