Home > Journals > Chirurgia > Past Issues > Chirurgia 2003 June;16(3) > Chirurgia 2003 June;16(3):125-6





A Journal on Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index



Chirurgia 2003 June;16(3):125-6

language: Italian

Primary thyroid lymphoma

Interlandi A., Busacca G.


Thyroid lymphoma is a very rare mesenchymal tumor with a frequency ranging between 0.6% to 2-2.5%. A case of thyroid lymphoma in a patient 57 years old, 1st observed in february 2002 is described. The disease evolved with a typical course and a rapid swelling of the neck. Imaging with ultrasound, CT scan and thyroid monitoring were performed. Cytology with fine needle without aspiration (FNWA) was useful for the diagnosis and shown a lymphoid malignant tumor. The patient was submitted to surgical total thyroidectomy. For fine staging, histological examination of the specimen was performed which confirmed the diagnosis of thyroid malignant tumor non-Hodgkin type. After surgery a tracheal decompression was noted with improvement of the breathing activity. Chemo-radiation after surgery was performed and the patient after 24 months of follow-up is alive and without disease.

top of page

Publication History

Cite this article as

Corresponding author e-mail