DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20202421

Occult papillary carcinoma of thyroid presenting as cervical lymphadenopathy in a young male: case report

Nida Khan, Abhishek Mahadik, Meena Kumar, Manish Kumar

Abstract


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.


Keywords


Papillary carcinoma thyroid, Occult primary, Orphan Annie eye nuclei

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