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Unusual presentation of papillary thyroid carcinoma: about two cases.

Authors
  • Heureux, F1
  • Michel, L
  • Trigaux, J P
  • Delos, M
  • Donckier, J
  • 1 Service de Médecine Interne Générale et Endocrinologie, Université Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires UCL de Mont-Godinne, Yvoir, Belgique.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta clinica Belgica
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
51
Issue
3
Pages
166–169
Identifiers
PMID: 8766217
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The papillary carcinoma is the most common cancer of thyroid but its presentation may be unexpected. In the first case, a 18-year-old girl complained of a painful enlargement of the right thyroid lobe. Upon the basis of a CT scan revealing punctuate calcifications suggesting psammoma bodies and a right-sided cold nodule on thyroid radioiodine scanning, the patient had a thyroidectomy. The second case was a discovery of papillary carcinoma in a 49-year-old woman who had a thyroidectomy for Graves' disease. This association may not be fortuitous. The cancer could be more aggressive in this group of patients, as TSI play a pathogenic role.

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