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Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2009 May-Jun;19(3):167-70.

[Incidental pathologies found in neck dissection: an unusual case report].

[Article in Turkish]

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Medicine Faculty of Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey.


During the pathologic examination of neck dissection specimens, unexpected findings within lymph nodes may occasionally be uncovered. Such findings may include the presence of a second primary tumor or inflammatory disease, the discovery of which may have implications on management and prognosis. Incidental papillary thyroid carcinoma and necrotizing granulomatous inflammation were found in addition to squamous cell carcinoma metastasis in the pathological study of the neck dissection specimen in a 70-year-old male patient with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic features of this rare association were discussed in the light of the current literature.

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