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J Med Case Rep. 2008 Feb 27;2:64. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-2-64.

Thyroid carcinoma with discharging sinus -- a rarity: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Surgical Oncology, Gokula Curie Cancer Centre, M, S, Ramaiah Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore, India. drkhari@yahoo.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Well differentiated thyroid carcinoma with isolated involvement of skin is extremely rare. Presentation with a discharging sinus has not been reported.

CASE PRESENTATION:

This is a report of a 62 year old male patient with a long standing history of thyroid swelling which has metastasized to neck nodes and ulcerated over the midline resulting in a discharging sinus.

CONCLUSION:

Extra thyroidal extension is seen in 4% to 16% of all well differentiated thyroid cancers. However there is only an isolated report of skin ulceration over the thyroid. This is a unique case where the ulceration resulted in a discharging sinus. Patient is alive after 2 years following successful therapy. Aggressive surgery is warranted for locally advanced thyroid cancer.

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18302801
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PMC2266768
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