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Giant cell tumor of the larynx: A case of malignant sarcomatous transformation

June 12, 2013  |  Richard J. Vivero, MD; Sandeep P. Dave, MD; Carmen R. Gomez, MD; and Donald T. Weed, MD


We report what is to the best of our knowledge the first case of malignant transformation of a giant cell tumor of the larynx. The patient, a 34-year-old man, presented to our tertiary care university teaching hospital where he underwent hemilaryngopharyngectomy with radial...

Extraosseous Ewing sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the thyroid gland: Case report and review

April 18, 2013  |  Magdalena Chirila, MD, PhD; Mihaela Muresan, MD; Elisabeta Ciuleanu, MD, PhD; and Marcel Cosgarea, MD, PhD


The Ewing family of tumors and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (pPNET) represent different manifestations of the same entity. Immunohistochemical and cytogenetic studies suggest that these tumors have a common origin. Ewing sarcoma is more common in bone, while pPNET...

Primary papillary carcinoma of the thyroid arising in a branchial cyst: Case report and review of the literature

February 25, 2013  |  Parvathidevi K. Gollahalli, SSAHE; Panduranga Chikkannaiah, MD, SSAHE; Vamseedhar Annam, MD, SSAHE


We report a case of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid that arose in a branchial cyst. The patient, a 45-year-old woman, presented with a left lateral neck mass of 3 months' duration. The cyst was removed intact. Because we could not rule out the possibility that a small...

Malignant paraganglioma of the thyroid gland with synchronous bilateral carotid body tumors

February 25, 2013  |  Nadia Mohyuddin, MD; Karen Ferrer, MD; Urjeet Patel, MD, FACS


We describe a case of primary malignant paraganglioma of the thyroid gland that was found in a 55-year-old woman who had undergone surgery for bilateral carotid body tumors. The paraganglioma was treated with a total thyroidectomy followed by radiation therapy, and the patient...

Nasopharyngeal metastasis of follicular carcinoma of the thyroid with extensive clear cell change: A case report

December 31, 2012  |  Trupti Shreyans Patel, MD; Swapan L. Desai, MD; Priti P. Trivedi, MD; Manoj J. Shah, MD


Thyroid carcinoma metastatic to the maxillofacial area is extremely rare. Other carcinomas can metastasize to this area, but very few cases of follicular thyroid carcinoma metastasizing to the nasopharynx have been reported. Carcinoma from the kidney, liver, large bowel,...

Traumatic thyroid hematoma associated with thyroid carcinoma

September 7, 2012  |  Carlos M. Rivera-Serrano, MD; Brian J. Park, MD, MPH; Robert L. Ferris, MD


Thyroid hematoma secondary to blunt trauma is uncommon, and no consensus exists for its management. We describe the case of a 46-year-old man who presented with neck swelling after he had sustained a blunt-trauma injury to his neck while playing soccer....

Papillary carcinoma in a lingual thyroid: An unusual presentation

July 5, 2012  |  Kiran M. Bhojwani, MS; Mahesh Chandra Hegde, MS; Arathi Alva, MS; K.V. Vishwas, MBBS, MS


A lingual thyroid is a mass of ectopic thyroid tissue located in the midline of the base of the tongue. Its estimated prevalence ranges from 1 in 3,000 to 1 in 10,000 population. We report the interesting case of a 28-year-old woman who presented with a...

Subglottic thyroglossal duct cyst: A rare intralaryngeal presentation

July 5, 2012  |  Regi Kurien, MS; Rajiv Michael, MS, DLO


Thyroglossal duct cysts are common midline neck swellings that can present at any site along their migratory pathway. They are frequently situated just below the hyoid bone. Extension to the subglottic area is very rare; such an unusual presentation can...

Fourth branchial cleft cyst with no identifiable tract: Case report and treatment approach

July 5, 2012  |  Peter Dziegielewski, MD; Jason Chau, MD, FRCSC; Sarfaraz Banglawala, MD; Hadi Seikaly, MD, FRCSC


We describe a rare case of a fourth branchial cleft cyst that had no identifiable tract. The patient was a 23-year-old man who presented with recurring neck abscesses. After six similar episodes, computed tomography finally demonstrated that the most recent...

Thyroid hemiagenesis

May 1, 2012  |  Kuang-chun Hsieh, MD; Montu Patel, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Harold R. Neitzschman, MD, FACR

In cases of incidental thyroid hemiagenesis, findings on endocrinologic and functional studies are usually normal, and there is no evidence that the incidence of thyroid pathology is any greater in these patients than it is in the general population.

Lateral ectopic thyroid: A case diagnosed preoperatively

April 1, 2012  |  Héctor Prado, MD, Alejandro Prado, MD, and Bertha Castillo, MD


Ectopic thyroid is an uncommon condition defined as the presence of thyroid tissue at a site other than the pretracheal area. When the process of embryologic migration is disturbed, aberrant thyroid tissue may appear. In most cases, ectopic thyroid is located along the...

Thyroid carcinoma with intravascular metastasis to the internal jugular vein

December 15, 2011  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, Hootan Zandifar, MD, and Reena Gupta, MD


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