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Eur J Surg Oncol. 2002 Feb;28(1):42-5.

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid.

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Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Chongqing Cancer Hospital, Chongqing, China. zhouxh78@yahoo.com.cn

Abstract

AIMS:

To investigate the clinical features and treatment protocol of squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid (SCCT).

METHOD:

Clinical records of four SCCT patients treated during 1985--99 were retrospectively reviewed and evaluated.

RESULTS:

Two patients who underwent surgical excision plus radiotherapy died of local tumour recurrence, 6 and 13 months, respectively, post-operatively. One who accepted surgery only died 4 months later of respiratory distress. The fourth patient who had radical surgery coupled with radiotherapy and chemotherapy was disease-free at 26-month follow-up.

CONCLUSION:

SCCT is a very rare but highly malignant carcinoma. Early diagnosis and an aggressive radical surgery portend a better prognosis. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are secondary applicable methods for the patients with certain condition.

PMID:
11869012
DOI:
10.1053/ejso.2001.1180
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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