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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2003 June;16(3):125-6
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.