The Egyptian Journal of Otolaryngology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 361--363

Squamous cell carcinoma paradox in thyroid


Deviprasad Dosemane, Meera Niranjan Khadilkar, Rigzing Chophel Dadul 
 Department of ENT and HNS, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
MS, DNB Meera Niranjan Khadilkar
Department of ENT & HNS, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore, 575002
India

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the thyroid is extremely unusual, contributing to less than 1% of all primary thyroid carcinomas. It may be primary SCC of thyroid gland or secondary spread to the gland, owing to direct extension of SCC from neighboring structures or distant metastases. Most of the cases of thyroid malignancy present as a rapidly expanding mass in the neck, followed by symptoms of invasion and compression of nearby structures. This case report presents an atypical presentation of SCC in the thyroid gland. In this study, the patient presented with a huge thyroid swelling, with minimal dysphagia, mimicking a primary thyroid malignancy; unusually, the primary lesion in the esophagus was much smaller and found on endoscopic evaluation.


How to cite this article:
Dosemane D, Khadilkar MN, Dadul RC. Squamous cell carcinoma paradox in thyroid.Egypt J Otolaryngol 2019;35:361-363


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Dosemane D, Khadilkar MN, Dadul RC. Squamous cell carcinoma paradox in thyroid. Egypt J Otolaryngol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];35:361-363
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