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J Korean Surg Soc. 2010 Jan;78(1):55-57. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2010.78.1.55
Kwak JH , Jang HJ , Kim JH , Ahn JH , Kang KH , Han MS .
Department of Surgery, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea. jhj@gnah.co.kr
Department of Radiology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea.
Abstract

Mixed squamous cell carcinoma and papillary carcinoma in the thyroid gland is a very rare malignant tumor. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid may develop from squamous metaplasia of the follicular epithelium in a variety of pathologic conditions, such as other differentiated carcinomas of the thyroid. A 70-year-old man presented with a palpable mass on the right side of the thyroid gland. The patient underwent a right lobectomy without neck lymph node dissection. Histopathological findings revealed primary squamous carcinoma mixed papillary thyroid carcinoma. He underwent a completion thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine therapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy were not performed.

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