J Korean Soc Ultrasound Med.  2012 Mar;31(1):27-30.

Papillary Carcinoma Arising from the Pyramidal Lobe of the Thyroid

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Korea. docjin@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Pathology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Korea.

Abstract

The authors present a rare case of papillary carcinoma arising from the pyramidal lobe of the thyroid in a 54-year-old woman, who presented with a right submental palpable mass. An ultrasound evaluation depicted a 3 cm mixed echoic mass from the thyroid cartilage level without a focal lesion in the thyroid gland. Surgical specimens obtained during bilateral thyroidectomy confirmed papillary carcinoma of the pyramidal lobe. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first case report to describe papillary carcinoma arising from the pyramidal lobe of the thyroid gland.

Keyword

Papillary carcinoma; Thyroid; Pyramidal lobe

MeSH Terms

Carcinoma, Papillary
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Thyroid Cartilage
Thyroid Gland
Thyroidectomy
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