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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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ALARCON G, Ricardo et al. Papillary carcinoma in a thyroglossal duct cyst: Report of 4 cases and review of literature. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2011, vol.71, n.3, pp.243-248. ISSN 0718-4816.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162011000300009.

Introduction: Thyroglossal duct cyst is one the most frequent cervical masses. Cancer may develop from 1% among them, thyroid papillary carcinoma being the most frequent. Aim: To describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and evolution of thyroid papillary carcinoma cases in thyroglossal duct cyst. Material and method: A review was made of the files from the department of pathology of the Universidad de Concepción, since 2000 to 2010, analyzing clinical records and biopsy reports. Results: Four cases of papillary carcinoma in a thyroglossal duct cyst were found, all female with a mean of age of 42 years. All of them underwent Sistrunk procedure. Two cases underwent total thyroidectomy and complementary radioiodine therapy. Only one patient presented synchronic thyroideal cancer. The mean time of follow up consisted of 4,7 years, with no reported recurrence. Conclusions: We found 4 cases, his presentation, diagnosis, treatment and evolution was analyzed.

Palabras clave : Carcinoma; Papillary; Thyroglossal.

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