Thyroglossal Duct Carcinoma with Concurrent Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Case Report

  • Anna Claudine F. Lahoz Department of Otorhinolaryngology Philippine General Hospital University of the Philippines Manila https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2379-4766
  • Precious Eunice R. Grullo Department of Otorhinolaryngology Philippine General Hospital University of the Philippines Manila
  • Ryner Jose C. Carrillo Department of Anatomy College of Medicine University of the Philippines Manila; Department of Otorhinolaryngology Philippine General Hospital University of the Philippines Manila
Keywords: thyroglossal carcinoma, thyroglossal duct cyst, papillary thyroid carcinoma

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Objective: To report a case of thyroglossal duct carcinoma with concurrent papillary thyroid carcinoma

Methods:

Design: Case Report

Setting: Tertiary National University Hospital

Patient: One

Results: A 46-year-old woman was diagnosed with thyroglossal duct carcinoma after undergoing a Sistrunk procedure. Due to presence of thyroid nodules, the patient underwent second stage thyroidectomy with central neck dissection which revealed papillary thyroid carcinoma.

Conclusion: Thyroglossal duct carcinomas are rare entities and there is no current consensus regarding their management. Difficulties arise in the diagnosis of these tumors as they present similarly to benign thyroglossal duct cysts. Most cases are diagnosed postoperatively. Proper preoperative assessment including head and neck examination, biopsy, and radiologic imaging is necessary to recognize patients who could benefit from more aggressive management.

Keywords: thyroglossal carcinoma; thyroglossal duct cyst; papillary thyroid carcinoma

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Published
2020-05-17
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Lahoz AC, Grullo PE, Carrillo RJ. Thyroglossal Duct Carcinoma with Concurrent Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Case Report. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2020May17 [cited 2020May30];35(1):63-5. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/1287