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Thyroid Carcinoma, Anaplastic

An aggressive THYROID GLAND malignancy which generally occurs in IODINE-deficient areas in people with previous thyroid pathology such as GOITER. It is associated with CELL DEDIFFERENTIATION of THYROID CARCINOMA (e.g., FOLLICULAR THYROID CARCINOMA; PAPILLARY THYROID CANCER). Typical initial presentation is a rapidly growing neck mass which upon metastasis is associated with DYSPHAGIA; NECK PAIN; bone pain; DYSPNEA; and NEUROLOGIC DEFICITS.

Year introduced: 2015 (2010)

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Tree Number(s): C04.557.470.200.725

MeSH Unique ID: D065646

Entry Terms:

  • Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma
  • Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinomas
  • Carcinoma, Anaplastic Thyroid
  • Carcinomas, Anaplastic Thyroid
  • Thyroid Carcinomas, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
  • Anaplastic Thyroid Cancers
  • Cancer, Anaplastic Thyroid
  • Cancers, Anaplastic Thyroid
  • Thyroid Cancers, Anaplastic

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