Management of the Thyroid Gland in Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroglossal Cyst: A Case Report

  • Philip George Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Suresh Mani Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Ramesh Babu Telugu Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Rajiv Charles Michael Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Keywords: papillary thyroid carcinoma; thyroglossal cyst; thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma.

Abstract

Carcinoma arising in a thyroglossal cyst is rare. We present a case of anterior neck swelling diagnosed to be thyroglossal cyst clinically which turns out to be a papillary carcinoma arising in thyroglossal cyst. She underwent sistrunk procedure with total thyroidectomy and diseasefree on follow up evaluation. Even though preoperative ultrasonography had shown thyroid nodule, the final histology did not show malignancy. There is a paucity of clear-cut guidelines in the management of the thyroid gland in a thyroglossal cyst carcinoma. In thyroglossal cyst carcinoma cases, we recommend thyroidectomy only when there is a thyroid nodule with high-risk features.

Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
George, P., Mani, S., Telugu, R. B., & Michael, R. C. (2020). Management of the Thyroid Gland in Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroglossal Cyst: A Case Report . Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 58(227). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.5027