A Rare Case of Neck Metastasis from a Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma After Seventeen Years Diagnosed with US-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology
International Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Research
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 106-109
Received: Jul. 21, 2017; Accepted: Aug. 16, 2017; Published: Sep. 7, 2017
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Stefania Erra, Department of Surgical Pathology, Santo Spirito Hospital, Casale Monferrato (Al), Italy
Antonella Lancella, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Santo Spirito Hospital, Casale Monferrato (Al), Italy
Jessica Rotella, Student in Biology, University of Oriental Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy
Simona Ricotta, Student in Biology, University of Oriental Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy
Eleonora Mazzoni, Department of Surgical Pathology, Santo Spirito Hospital, Casale Monferrato (Al), Italy
Eugenio Carlon, Department of Radiology, Santo Spirito Hospital, Casale Monferrato (Al), Italy
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Abstract
Thyroid papillary carcinoma represents a quite indolent and relatively frequent malignant tumor of the thyroid gland. Most lesions have a good prognosis, with excellent disease-free survival after thyroidectomy [1-3]. In this report it’s described a case of papillary carcinoma metastases with onset after 17 years from the first intervention. Some speculations are made regarding the reasons of the particular course of papillary carcinoma in this female patient. Clinical and anamnestic conditions together with B-RAF V600E point mutation could be responsible of a more aggressive biological potential.
Keywords
Thyroid, Papillary Carcinoma, Aspiration Cytology
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Stefania Erra, Antonella Lancella, Jessica Rotella, Simona Ricotta, Eleonora Mazzoni, Eugenio Carlon, A Rare Case of Neck Metastasis from a Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma After Seventeen Years Diagnosed with US-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, International Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Research. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2017, pp. 106-109. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcocr.20170205.12
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