Papillary carcinoma arising in a presumed thyroglossal duct cyst with associated lateral neck extension

Vickas Agarwal, Omar Kholaki, Anne McLean-Holden, Thomas Schlieve

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Abstract

Primary papillary thyroid carcinoma arising in a thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) is a rare but well-documented phenomenon. Typically, patients present with a painless, midline neck mass found to be a TGDC on routine imaging (computed tomography or ultrasound), and undergo a Sistrunk procedure for removal. Papillary thyroid carcinoma is then found incidentally within the cyst on histopathologic examination. We describe a unique case of papillary thyroid carcinoma as a lateral neck lesion without clinical, radiographic or histologic evidence of a TGDC or primary neoplasm in the thyroid

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100203
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Neck mass
  • Papillary thyroid carcinoma
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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