Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common type of all thyroid carcinomas and accounts for up to 90% of all thyroid malignancies. It is the most indolent form of the disease and has an excellent prognosis. On the other hand, Primary thyroid lymphoma (PTL) is a rare entity accounting for only about 1% to 5% of all thyroid malignancies and only 2% of extranodal lymphomas. Synchronous PTC and PTL is a very rare condition and only a few cases have been reported in the literature up till now. We report one such case in a 52-year-old lady who was referred to us with goiter and progressively increasing difficulty in breathing.
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Unar, A. A.,
Danish, M. H.,
Pasha, H. A.,
(2021). Synchronous primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and papillary thyroid carcinoma: A case report highlighting "Lymphoma first approach". JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 71(8), 2083-2086.
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