EP139 – Papillary carcinoma in thyroglossal duct case report and literature review

     

    Criollo, Emilio1; Roman, Gustavo2
    1 Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Instituto Oncologico Nacional, SOLCA, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    2 Department of Oncologic Surgery, Instituto Oncologico Nacional, SOLCA, Guayaquil, Ecuador

     

    ABSTRACT
    Thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma is a rare disease with a prevalence of 1 %. Preoperative diagnosis of a thyroglossal duct carcinoma is uncommon and is based on the cytopathological examination of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens, although it has low sensitivity. Optimal treatment for thyroglossal duct carcinoma is the Sistrunk procedure, nevertheless, controversies exist regarding the benefit of total thyroidectomy, postoperative radioactive iodine therapy, and suppression with thyroid hormone or radiotherapy.

    Initial evaluation includes meticulous exploration, ultrasound and FNA. Treatment for this type of carcinoma must be individualized for each patient considering total thyroidectomy as an option for all high-risk patients. Our patient had a successful evolution.

     

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