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Ultrasonography. 2014 Oct;33(4):303-306. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.14366/usg.14026
Ha TK , Kim DW , Park HK , Jung SJ .
Department of General Surgery, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. dwultra@lycos.co.kr
Department of Pathology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Abstract

We report an extremely rare case of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) in the thyroid Epub ahead of print pyramidal lobe (TPL). A 48-year-old woman underwent ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for a small thyroid nodule in the right lobe in local clinic, and it revealed a malignant cytology. On preoperative ultrasonography for tumor staging in our hospital, another small suspiciously malignant hypoechoic nodule was detected in the left TPL. Total thyroidectomy and central nodal dissection were performed. Histopathology confirmed PTMCs in the left TPL and both thyroid lobes. Ultrasonography for TPL should be required for complete evaluation of possible multifocality of thyroid malignancy.

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