Int J Thyroidol.  2021 May;14(1):60-62. 10.11106/ijt.2021.14.1.60.

A Case of Papillary Thyroid Cancer Coexisting with Thyroid Tuberculosis

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan, Korea

Abstract

Thyroid tuberculosis with papillary thyroid carcinoma is very rare. The current study shows the case of a 67-year-old female who was admitted to Ansan Hospital of Korea University, with her thyroid nodules showing signs of malignancy under ultrasonography. A histopathological examination proved the coexistence of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and thyroid tuberculosis (TB). A total thyroidectomy and excision of the enlarged left neck level II lymph node were performed. This report presents a rare case of coexistence of PTC and thyroid TB. Further investigation is needed to evaluate the possible role of PTC in thyroid mycobacterial infection.

Keyword

Tuberculosis; Carcinoma; Papillary; Thyroid
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