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Revista chilena de cirugía

On-line version ISSN 0718-4026

Abstract

MOLANO G, JULIÁN ANDRÉS; ROSSEL DE LA M, GONZALO; GONZALEZ P, MIGUEL  and  PLASS DEL C, INGRID. Papillary carcinoma in thyroglossal duct cyst. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2013, vol.65, n.3, pp.264-266. ISSN 0718-4026.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262013000300012.

Background: To report a rare case of papillary carcinoma in thyroglossal duct cyst and discuss its management. Material and Method: A 72 year-old man was clinically diagnosed to have a big thyroglossal duct cyst. Sistrunk's procedure followed by total thyroidectomy on the evidence of papillary cancer in thyroglossal duct cyst. Results: Histopathologic examination revealed a papillary carcinoma in the thyroglossal duct cyst and normallity in the thyroid gland. The patient remained free of disease on follow-up. Conclusion: Most cancers arising in thyroglossal duct cyst are of low risk, and Sistrunk's procedure with a total thyroidectomy is an adequate treatment for such cancers.

Keywords : Papillary carcinoma; thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma; Sistrunk's procedure; thyroidectomy.

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