Nigerian Medical Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 351--353

A case of concurrent several forms of thyroid cancer


Mohammad Mohammadzadeh1, Ali Pourzand2, Amir-Taher Eftekhar-Sadat3, Hossein Alikhah4, Mohammad Naghavi-Behzad4 
1 Department of Radiology-Radiotherapy-Nuclear Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Surgery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Department of Pathology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4 Department of Medical Philosophy and History Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Naghavi-Behzad
Medical Philosophy and History Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Daneshgah Street, Tabriz, Eastern Azerbaijan
Iran

Simultaneous occurrence of papillary and follicular thyroid cancer, known as differentiated thyroid cancer, has been reported with various presentations, but presence of an anaplastic cancer, as an undifferentiated cancer, in addition to differentiated thyroid cancer is rarely reported. We here report a 40-year-old man with papillary thyroid cancer on his right thyroid lobe and metastasized to the right posterior triangle of the neck. Survey on the mass in the right posterior triangle revealed presence of simultaneous papillary, follicular, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. The patient underwent right thyroid lobectomy and he received adjuvant radiotherapy in combination with chemotherapy.


How to cite this article:
Mohammadzadeh M, Pourzand A, Eftekhar-Sadat AT, Alikhah H, Naghavi-Behzad M. A case of concurrent several forms of thyroid cancer.Niger Med J 2013;54:351-353


How to cite this URL:
Mohammadzadeh M, Pourzand A, Eftekhar-Sadat AT, Alikhah H, Naghavi-Behzad M. A case of concurrent several forms of thyroid cancer. Niger Med J [serial online] 2013 [cited 2024 Feb 22 ];54:351-353
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