Carcinomas of the thyroid and breast associated with Pendred's syndrome: report of a case.
ABSTRACT We report herein the case of a 49-year-old woman with Pendred's syndrome who developed follicular carcinoma of the thyroid and invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of different primary neoplasms developing in a patient with Pendred's syndrome.
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ABSTRACT: A 66-year-old woman with Pendred's syndrome underwent a partial thyroidectomy when she was 17 years old. At the age of 52 years, she had a second thyroid operation because of hyperthyroidism due to a toxic multinodular goiter with a mediastinal extension consisting of several separate nodules. Five years later a hyperfunctioning metastatic follicular carcinoma was diagnosed histologically. After treatment with radioactive iodine, the patient was well. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first description of a metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma in Pendred's syndrome and the first report of hyperthyroidism occurring after malignant degeneration of a dyshormonogenetic goiter.Cancer 05/1991; 67(8):2191-3. · 5.20 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The occurrence of breast and thyroid multiple primary cancers was evaluated using data from the Connecticut Tumor Registry. The study population consisted of 1618 women with primary thyroid cancer and 39,194 women with primary breast cancer diagnosed between 1935 and 1978. Thirty-four thyroid cancer patients subsequently developed breast cancer and 24 breast cancer patients later had thyroid cancer. A significantly elevated risk of thyroid cancer following breast cancer (SIR = 1.68) and breast cancer following thyroid cancer (SIR = 1.89) was demonstrated. The finding was even more notable when compared with the risks obtained for other sites. The elevated risk was particularly evident in women under 40 years of age at time of diagnosis of the first cancer. Analysis by histologic type revealed that the highest risk of second primary breast cancer was found among patients with follicular or mixed papillary-follicular thyroid cancer. Women under age 40 with follicular carcinoma had a 10-fold risk of developing breast cancer (4 observed, 0.4 expected). An enhanced risk of second primary tumours was evident for the entire period after treatment of the first primary, although it was highest within one year after diagnosis of the first primary. This may be due to the close medical surveillance of cancer patients which would increase early diagnosis of second tumours. Our findings suggest that breast and thyroid cancer may share common aetiologic features.British Journal of Cancer 02/1984; 49(1):87-92. · 5.08 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: A case of thyroid papillary carcinoma associated with dyshormonogenetic goiter is reported. The patient, a 35-year-old male, has been on thyroid hormone therapy since the age of three because of familial dyshormonogenetic goiter. He developed a distinct tumor in the right lobe, which was suggestive of carcinoma upon physical as well as ultrasonographic examination. Total thyroidectomy was performed, since a frozen section disclosed a focus of papillary carcinoma and the possibility of future development of further malignancy in any remaining thyroid tissue was considered. The patient is currently well with complete thyroid hormone supplementation one and a half years after the operation.Endocrinologia japonica 01/1988; 34(6):955-64.