Occult papillary carcinoma of thyroid presenting as cervical lymphadenopathy in a young male: case report
Keywords:Papillary carcinoma thyroid, Occult primary, Orphan Annie eye nuclei
Papillary carcinoma of thyroid accounts for 80% of all thyroid malignancies. They tend to have a female preponderance and present in the 4th to 5th decade of life, as a slow growing midline mass. Cervical metastases are common, blood borne being rare. We present a case of a 29 years old who presented with cervical lymphadenopathy that was secondary to an occult papillary carcinoma of thyroid. Patient underwent total thyroidectomy with bilateral neck node dissection for the same.
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