Metastatic papillary thyroid cancer in tuberculous lymphadenopathy

An unfortunate dual pathology

Nornazirah Azizan, Firdaus Hayati, Nor Faezan Abdul Rashid, Shahrun Niza Abdullah Suhaimi

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Abstract

Papillary thyroid carcinoma usually spreads through lymphatic route, presents as regional lymphadenopathy similar to extra-pulmonary tuberculosis of the cervical regions. We report the case of a 77-year-old woman with synchronous coexistence of tuberculosis and metastatic carcinoma in dissected lymph nodes. Total thyroidectomy is the standard care of treatment with additional neck dissection in clinically positive neck nodes. In the endemic areas and previous history of tuberculosis contact, the possibility of synchronous co-occurrence of these two pathologies should be considered thus anti-tuberculous treatment can be initiated concurrently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-156
Number of pages3
JournalGazi Medical Journal
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Tuberculosis
Pathology
Neck Dissection
Thyroidectomy
Standard of Care
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Neck
Lymph Nodes
Carcinoma
Therapeutics
Lymphadenopathy
Papillary Thyroid cancer

Keywords

  • Cervical lymphadenopathy
  • Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Metastatic carcinoma
  • Papillary thyroid carcinoma
  • Tuberculosis

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  • Medicine(all)

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Metastatic papillary thyroid cancer in tuberculous lymphadenopathy : An unfortunate dual pathology. / Azizan, Nornazirah; Hayati, Firdaus; Abdul Rashid, Nor Faezan; Abdullah Suhaimi, Shahrun Niza.

In: Gazi Medical Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, 01.01.2018, p. 154-156.

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Azizan, Nornazirah ; Hayati, Firdaus ; Abdul Rashid, Nor Faezan ; Abdullah Suhaimi, Shahrun Niza. / Metastatic papillary thyroid cancer in tuberculous lymphadenopathy : An unfortunate dual pathology. In: Gazi Medical Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 154-156.
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