GOVERDHAN LAL OHRI, M.D.; ELSA VALDERRAMA, M.D.; MARK LAMET, B.S.; JAMES I. BERKMAN, M.D.
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That ectopic non-neoplastic thyroid tissue may be included in cervical lymph nodes has been well established (1-5). We have found reports of 37 such cases in which subserial or serial sections failed to reveal a primary carcinoma within the thyroid gland. We know of no reports of thyroid carcinoma arising in such lymph nodes; we present here a case of such an occurrence.
A 14-year-old white girl was admitted to the Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center in February 1978 with a lump in the left side of her neck of 6 months' duration. She
OHRI GL, VALDERRAMA E, LAMET M, et al. Thyroid Carcinoma Developing in a Cervical Lymph Node. Ann Intern Med. 1979;90:205–206. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-2-205
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(2):205-206.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Thyroid Disorders.
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