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Yonsei Med J. 2002 Jun;43(3):381-4.

Primary papillary carcinoma arising in a thyroglossal duct cyst.

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Department of Anatomical Pathology, Inha University Hospital 7-206, 3rd St, Shinheung-Dong, Choong-Gu, Incheon 400-711, Korea.


We report a case of papillary carcinoma arising in a thyroglossal duct cyst, presenting with an anterior neck mass of a 31-year-old woman. The tumor was judged to be a primary lesion on the basis of intraoperative examination of the thyroid and pathologic findings of the mass. One year later, a small nodular mass in the left thyroid gland and lymph node enlargement of the right cervical lymph node were noted by follow-up imaging studies. Total thyroidectomy, right modified radical neck dissection and central neck dissection were performed. The thyroid gland revealed nodular hyperplasia without evidence of malignancy. On the other hand, the dissected neck lymph nodes revealed metastatic papillary carcinoma. Taken together, these findings suggested the tumor was a primary papillary carcinoma arising in the thyroglossal duct cyst.

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