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papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) presenting as a lateral neck cyst

Monday 6 March 2017

cystic papillary thyroid carcinoma (cystic PTC)

Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common thyroid malignancy, accounting for 80% of all thyroid cancers. The most common presentation of thyroid cancer is an asymptomatic thyroid mass or a nodule. Usually as thyroid enlarges, it extends in to mediastinum.

Papillary thyroid carcinoma can present as multiple true cystic swelling extending from neck to anterior chest wall in subcutaneous plane.

Rare cases of cystic papillary thyroid carcinoma can be presented as subcutaneous swelling with sinus formation.

Open References

- Papillary thyroid carcinoma presenting as a lateral neck cyst. 2011. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3158521/