Case of concurrent Riedel’s thyroiditis, acute suppurative thyroiditis, and micropapillary carcinoma

Title
Case of concurrent Riedel’s thyroiditis, acute suppurative thyroiditis, and micropapillary carcinoma
Authors
김용성
Keywords
Riedel’s thyroiditis; Thyroiditis, suppurative; Thyroid cancer, papillary
Issue Date
2013
Publisher
THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
Series/Report no.
THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE ; Vol.28 no.2 Startpage 236 Endpage 241
Abstract
Riedel’s thyroiditis (RT) is a rare chronic inf lammatory disease of the thyroid gland. It is characterized by a fibroinflammatory process that partially destroys the gland and extends into adjacent neck structures. Its clinical manifestation can mask an accompanying thyroid neoplasm and can mimic invasive thyroid carcinoma. Therefore, diagnosis can be difficult prior to surgical removal of the thyroid, and histopathologic examination of the thyroid is necessary for a definite diagnosis. The concurrent presence of RT and other thyroid diseases has been reported. However, to our knowledge, the association of RT with acute suppurative thyroiditis and micropapillary carcinoma has not been reported. We report a rare case of concurrent RT, acute suppurative thyroiditis, and micropapillary carcinoma in a 48-year-old patient.
URI
http://dx.doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2013.28.2.236
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/31291
ISSN
1226-3303
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Medical School/College of Medicine (의학전문대학원/의과대학) > Medical Science (의학) > Journal Papers, Reports(의학 논문, 보고서)

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