Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 3 Issue: 6

Synchronous Papillary Carcinoma of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst and Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Martín Marcano-Acuña*, Celia López-Mollá and José Dalmau-Galofre
ENT Department, Peset, Valencia, Spain
*Corresponding author :Martín Marcano-Acuña
Av. Cortes Valencianas, 26, Bloque 1, Escalera 1, Puerta 11, 46015, Valencia, Spain
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 23, 2014 Accepted: August 24, 2014 Published: August 27, 2014
Citation: Marcano-Acuña M, López-Mollá C, Dalmau-Galofre J (2014) Synchronous Papillary Carcinoma of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst and Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. J Otol Rhinol 3:6. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000190

Abstract

Synchronous Papillary Carcinoma of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst and Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Thyroglossal duct cysts are usually located in the midline of the neck. The coexistence of carcinomas in thyroglossal duct cysts is extremely rare, with most being papillary carcinomas. Usually, the diagnosis is made postoperatively after excision of the cyst. Although the Sistrunk procedure is often regarded as adequate, controversies exist concerning the need for thyroidectomy depending on histopathological findings and risk groups. We report the case of a patient with a thyroglossal duct cyst and a nodule in the thyroid isthmus which showed intracystic papillary carcinoma foci concomitant with papillary carcinoma in the thyroid nodule. The treatment in these cases is controversial. In our case we performed a Sistrunk procedure associated to isthmectomy and after knowing the results of both samples we decided to perform a total thyroidectomy

Keywords: Thyroglossal Cyst; Papillary; Carcinoma; Thyroidectomy

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