Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145--147

Papillary thyroid micro carcinoma masquerading as branchial cleft cyst


Rashmi Krishnappa, Aarathi Rau, Usha Ravi Kumar, Mekala Lakshminarayanan 
 Department of Pathology, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Rashmi Krishnappa
#50/3, 1st Cross, 1st Main, Nanjappa Layout, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore - 560 097, Karnataka
India

Papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMC) have excellent prognosis, although a few may present with metastasis to cervical lymphnodes. We present one such case of PTMC presenting as a left neck cyst without evidence of palpable primary thyroid nodule either clinically or on imaging. On histopathological examination of the excised cyst and subsequent total thyroidectomy, a final diagnosis of PTMC with cervical lymphnode metastasis undergoing cystic degeneration was given. We conclude that PTMC may also present as lateral neck cyst with an occult primary in thyroid gland.


How to cite this article:
Krishnappa R, Rau A, Kumar UR, Lakshminarayanan M. Papillary thyroid micro carcinoma masquerading as branchial cleft cyst.Arch Med Health Sci 2013;1:145-147


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Krishnappa R, Rau A, Kumar UR, Lakshminarayanan M. Papillary thyroid micro carcinoma masquerading as branchial cleft cyst. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Apr 4 ];1:145-147
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