Title:
Papillary thyroid carcinoma presenting as a giant cervical mass: a case report
Authors:
K.Yuca, Ö. Ünal, I. Bayram, H. Çankaya and M. Krs
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine,YuzuncuYil University, Van, Turkey
Keywords:
Papillary thyroid carcinoma; cervical mass; lymph node involvement; magnetic resonance imaging
Pages:
101 - 105
Abstract:
Papillary thyroid carcinoma presenting as a giant cervical mass; a case report. Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a relatively uncommon malignancy. The prognosis is generally good and the mortality rate is low. PTC is more common in younger patients; incidence is two to three times higher in women and in individuals with radiation exposure to the neck. We report on a 75-year-old woman with PTC admitted to our clinic for a giant mass in the neck dating back ten years. A hyperintense huge cystic lesion and hypo-intense central solid component were seen on T1- and T2-weighted mag- netic resonance imaging. No distant metastasis was present. The PTC was treated surgically and radioiodinI) treat- ment was applied postoperatively. No recurrence was observed one year later.
Issue:
Vol. 1, 2005, 2nd trimester


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Papillary thyroid carcinoma presenting as a giant cervical mass: a case report