Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Thyroid – A Rare Malignant Goitre

Shenoy, Vijendra S and Rao, Raghavendra A and Kamath, Panduranga M and *, Vishnu Prasad and *, Haseena S. (2016) Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Thyroid – A Rare Malignant Goitre. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology, 7 (4). pp. 467-469. ISSN 09757651

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Primary squamous cell carcinoma of thyroid is a very rare malignant disease because thyroid gland lacks squamous cells. The disease is almost fatal. Only around 60 cases have been reported in literature. Its incidence is less than 1 % of all thyroid malignancies. The overall survival rate is less than 1 year after the diagnosis. Here we report a rare case of a 70 year old lady who presented with sudden increase in the size of swelling associated with pain and obstructive symptoms in long standing thyroid swelling. Considering patient’s age and inoperable nature of disease we treated the patient with concurrent chemoradiation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thyroid . Primary . Squamous cell carcinoma
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Ophthalmology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > E.N.T
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 11:06
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018 11:06

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