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GUZMAN G, Pablo et al. Papillary carcinoma in a thyroglossal duct cyst: Report of two cases. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2008, vol.136, n.9, pp.1169-1174. ISSN 0034-9887.

Thyroglossal duct cyst is the most common congenital anomaly of thyroid gland development. However, papillary carcinoma is descríbed only in 1-2% of cases and the clinical appearance is indistinguishable from a benign thyroglossal duct cyst. We report two females aged 15 and 27years consulting for a cervical mass. In both, a solid cystic lesión was found and excised using the Sistrunk procedure. The biopsy disclosed a papillary carcinoma in both. The postoperative evolution of both patients was uneventful

Keywords : Carcinoma papillary; Thyroglossal cyst; Thyroid gland.

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